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Mane and Salah renew rivalry with top African award up for grabs

One more part in the individual contention between previous Liverpool colleagues Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will work out in Rabat on Thursday when the yearly African honor champs are reported. Mane was a vital figure in the Senegal group that crushed Salah-captained Egypt in the 2021/2022 Africa Cup of Nations last and in a 2022 World Cup play-off.

Both the African title decider in Cameroon and the Qatar eliminator in Senegal were won by the Teranga Lions after punishment shootouts. Mane scored in every shootout while the last was chosen before Salah could take his kick, and he bursted wide in the play-off.

The Senegalese victories have made Mane number one to win a second consecutive Player of the Year grant after 2019 - - the accompanying two versions were dropped due to the Covid pandemic.

Should Mane win in the Moroccan capital, he will end up being the principal Bayern Munich star to be casted a ballot the top African footballer.

The nearest a player from the German monsters has come to winning was in 1999 and 2001 when Ghanaian Samuel Kuffour completed second.

Mane moved to Bayern keep going month on a three-year bargain in the wake of joining Liverpool in 2016 from Southampton and Anfield supervisor Jurgen Klopp refers to him as "a total forward".

"My main analysis of Sadio is that perhaps now and again he is the only one not to acknowledge exactly the way in which great he is."

Liverpool protector Andy Robertson hailed the savage impulses of the 30-year-old: "At whatever point he is before the objective you don't figure he will miss."

Salah lifted the honor in 2017 and 2018 and the triumph of Mane the next year raised to four the quantity of victors from Liverpool with another Senegalese, El Hadji Diouf, beating the 2002 vote.

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