Senegal and Liverpool sensational striker, Sadio Mane, has been crowned the 2019 best African player ahead of Mohammed Salah and Riyadh Mahrez.
Mane is only the second Senegalese to win the award after El Hadji Diouf, who was the winner in 2001 and 2002.
The Confederation of African Football ceremony was held in the city of Hurghada in Egypt.
Both Salah and Mane were integral parts of Liverpool, helping the Reds win the 2019 UEFA Champions League.
Last season, Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 matches. Salah scored 26 goals and produced 10 assists in 55 appearances.
Meanwhile, Mahrez tallied 14 goals and 18 assists in 48 appearances last year.
Nigeria and Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala picked up the top award for African Women Player of the Year after an outstanding calendar year.
CAF Awards 2019 winners
African Interclubs Player of the Year: Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon
African Men’s National Team of the Year: Algeria
Best African Goal of the Year: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
FIFPro Africa’s Best 11: Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane
African Women’s Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s Coach of the Year: Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)
Club President of the Year: Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)
African Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Player of the Year: Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
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