Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane has been delegated African Footballer of the Year for the subsequent time.
The Senegal global, 30, got the renowned distinction at an honors function on Thursday. Mane, who joined Bayern recently, won the honor in front of previous Liverpool partner Mohamed Salah and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Mane scored 23 objectives for Liverpool last season to assist them with winning the FA Cup and EFL Cup. The Reds likewise arrived at the Champions League last - losing 1-0 to Real Madrid - and completed only a point behind champions Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
At global level, Mane roused Senegal to magnificence in the Africa Cup of Nations in February. He scored the triumphant spot-kick as his country crushed Salah's Egypt on punishments in the last. Mane scored three objectives during the competition, one more than Salah.
The African Footballer of the Year prize has been granted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) beginning around 1992. An elective variant of the gong was recently granted by France Football - the coordinators of the Ballon d'Or - somewhere in the range of 1970 and 1994.
Salah recently won the famous award in 2017 and 2018. The honor was last distributed in 2019 as Mane guaranteed the honor. Past victors incorporate Riyad Mahrez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and George Weah.
Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane has been delegated African Footballer of the Year
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