Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, 325 votes and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.
Mane crowned Africa's best footballer 2019.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been crowned 2019 Africa Player of the Year.
his Liverpool teammate and Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah and Algeria and Manchester
City’s Riyad Mehrez to the crown after his fourth attempt.
“This is a
very special day for me because it has always been my target to be Africa’s best
footballer and win this Award,” said Mane who led Senegal to second place in
the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) where they lost to Algeria.
Mane was crowned the African Player of the
Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, 325 votes
and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.
Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s
Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl
Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday night.
President Gianni Infantino and President of the Confederation of African
Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad also graced the colourful ceremony.
happy and proud to win this award. I thank my teammates at the Senegal national
team and also my club, Liverpool for their support,” added Mane after receiving
the Award from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
Belaili won the prize of Inter Club’s Best Player of the Year for helping
Esperance win the CAF Champions League.
Player of the Year award went to Moroccan Achraf Hakimi whilst Djamel Belmadi
and Desiree Ellis picked the Coach of the Year male and female respectively.
afro-pop star, Diamond Platinumz thrilled the audience with a live show of his
music that saw the guests dancing in their seats.
Uganda FA President Moses Hassim Magogo who was expected to attend the ceremony did not show-up, while former Uganda women's international Jean Sseninde attended as a CAF guest.
African and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o partnered Egyptian Mariam Amin as
presenters of the ceremony and was assisted by Moroccan Fayrouz Al Karawani.
Player of the Year
- Sadio Mane
(Senegal & Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year
Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
Player of the Year
Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
Youth Player of the Year
Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Men’s Coach of the Year
Belmadi (Algeria - Algeria)
Women’s Coach of the Year
Ellis (South Africa)
Men’s National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
of the Year
Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)