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Sadio Mane Wins 2022 African Player of the Year Award

Fri 22 Jul 2022 | 12:30 AM

On Thursday, Senegalese star Sadio Mane was crowned CAF Men’s Player of the Year for the second time, beating former teammate Mohamed Salah to the 2022 award.

The duo were shortlisted in the final three-man for the award after both enjoying a prolific and triumphant year.

They proved crucial for Liverpool in what was a remarkable campaign, combining for 54 goals as Jurgen Klopp‘s side lifted two trophies.

On the international stage, they twice faced off in major finals, with Mane emerging as the victor on both occasions with Senegal.

Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations and booked their place in the 2022 World Cup, with Salah’s Egypt twice on the wrong end of the result after grueling matches that went the distance.

Salah and Mane were joined on the shortlist by Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who enjoyed success of his own with Senegal.

In the end, it was Mane who was crowned African Men’s Player of the Year for 2022 after proving crucial to Senegal’s recent triumphs, in addition to his impressive 23-goal tally for Liverpool.