Sport Update: Senegalese playmaker Sadio Mane Crowned African Player of the Year.

    The Senegalese winger Sadio Mane speaks after being crowned the African player of the year award, during the 2019 CAF Awards in the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada on January 7, 2020.

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    The Senegalese and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has been awarded African player of the year.

    The 27-year old Liverpool striker claimed the African player of the year award for the first time on Tuesday at the 2019 CAF awards ceremony held in Egypt

    Sadio Mane who beat his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt who also won the award the last two years , as well as Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez ( Manchester city)

    However the two stars Mohamed Salah and Mahrez Did not attend d the event.

    Giving is acceptance speech , Sadio Mane said,” I am so much happy and at the same time I am really proud to have won this award.its really a big day for me and my family..

     According to CAF Statistics, the Liverpool and Senegalese playmaker had scored 34goals and made 12 appearances last year.

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