July 22 – Senegal’s Sadio Mane has been topped African Footballer of the 12 months for the second time, the tenth participant to win the award greater than as soon as.
Mane was within the Moroccan capital to obtain the award after a splash throughout the Atlantic having transformed a penalty for his new membership, Bayern Munich, in a 6-2 pre-season pleasant win over D.C. United in Washington.
Mane scored the decisive penalty as Senegal beat Egypt in a shootout on this yr’s Africa Cup of Nations remaining to carry the trophy for the primary time.
The Confederation of African Soccer awards returned for the primary time in three years after being suspended by the coronavirus pandemic, with Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala retaining the ladies’s participant of the yr she received in 2019.
Mane topped the lads’s vote forward of former Liverpool teammate Mo Salah and Chelsea’s Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
When Mane moved to Bayern, Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp stated: “My solely criticism of Sadio is that perhaps at instances he’s the one one to not understand simply how good he’s.”
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