Senegal’s Sadio Mané voted African Golden Ball

Sadio Mané, 30, beat his former Liverpool partner Mohamed Salah of Egypt and his compatriot Edouard Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Bayern Munich’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mané was named African player of the year 2022 at the CAF Awards ceremony organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Rabat.
Sadio Mané, 30, had already won the award in 2019, when he was playing for Liverpool. The prize was not awarded in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He was one of the architects of Senegal’s triumph at the African Cup of Nations in February 2022. He scored the decisive penalty in the final against Egypt.
The Senegalese, who moved to the Bavarian club in the summer, was present at the awards ceremony, the day after his new team won a 6-2 friendly in Washington against DC United, in which he scored from the penalty spot.
He beat his former Liverpool strike partner and CAN finalist Mohamed Salah of Egypt and his compatriot Edouard Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Sadio Mané began his professional career with Metz (France) before moving on to RB Salzburg, Southampton, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. Senegal coach Aliou Cissé won the African coach of the year award while Wydad de Casablanca, reigning Moroccan and African champions, was crowned best African club of the year at the 2022 CAF Awards ceremony.

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