Liverpool star Sadio Mane was on Tuesday named 2019 CAF Player of the Year.
The 27-year old Senegalese striker pipped his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City.
“I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award. It’s a big day for me”, said Mane.
Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019.
Super Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala was named as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.
It is the fourth time the 25-year-old is being crowned the best African female footballer.