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Mane, Oshoala Named African Footballers Of 2019 At CAF Awards

Unic Press UK: Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned Tuesday as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019, during the 28th edition of the CAF Awards that was held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt.

Sadio Mane of Senegal received 477 votes, ahead of Mohamd Salah of Egypt who polled 325 votes and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria who got 267 votes.

“I’m very happy and proud to win this award. I thank my teammates at the Senegal national team and also my club, Liverpool for their support,” Mane said.

On the Women’s category, Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the 4th time. With the award, she has matched the record of Perpetua Nkwocha.

Oshoala received 351 votes, leading Cameroonian forward Ajara Nchout who polled 321 and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa who garnered 247 votes.

Award Winners

African Player of the Year
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

African Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

African Interclubs Player of the Year
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

African Men’s Coach of the Year
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)

African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

African Men’s National Team of the Year
Algeria

African Women’s National Team of the Year
Cameroon

Club President of the Year
Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

Federation of the Year
Egyptian Football Association

Goal of the Year
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria vs Nigeria, Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 semi final)

Special Award
Kodjovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)

CAF-Fifpro Best XI
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana

Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly

Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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