Terranga Lions of Senegal 🇸🇳 forward and Bayern Munich Sadio Mane wins the 2022 CAF footballer of year awards for the second time.
The former Liverpool forward beat fellow former teammate Mohammed Salah of Egypt 🇪🇬 to the second and fellow country man and Chelsea FC goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to the third place.
It is the Senegal international’s second African Player of the Year title as he becomes the fifth African after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, and Salah to win the award in consecutive years since Caf took over the distribution of the award in 1992.
Having been recognised as the best player on the continent, he is now two triumphs short of Eto’o and Toure – who both won the prize a record four times.
Bayern Munich a whooping €41 million (£35m/$43m) for his transfer to the Bavarian capital, he enjoyed a superb 2021-22 season with Liverpool – helping them win the FA Cup and Carabao Cup as well as playing a crucial role in their Uefa Champions League runners-up finish.
Elsewhere, the 2022 CAF women African Footballer of the year goes to the Super Falcons of Nigeria and FC Barcelona Feminine forward Asisat Osoala Footballer for the fifth times.
She is the first women footballer to win the award since the inception of the awards organised by the Confederation of African Football
Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pape Matar Sarr won the Young Player of the Year award ahead of Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United) and Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Senegalese 🇸🇳 national team Aliou Cisse picked the Africa’s coach of the year beating the likes of South African Pitso Mosimane, with the Terranga Lions national team as the team of the year.
The CAF goal of year went to Simba SC and Senegal 🇸🇳 Ousmane Sakho.
Men’s Awards in Fully
Club of the Year (Men) – Wydad Athletic Club
Interclub Player of the Year (Men) – Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)
Young Player of the Year (Men) – Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur)
National Team of the Year (Men) – Senegal
Goal of the Year- Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)
Coach of the Year – (Men) – Aliou Cisse (Senegal)