Teranga Lion and Bayern Munich striker, Sadio Mané has said that he is very excited for winning the African player of the year award back to back as well as his country for collecting five awards at the 2022 CAF Awards held in Morocco on Thursday night.
“I am so excited to win this award. There are so many players who deserved this award, but I have been chosen. I am honoured and I thank everyone for this.
Mane beats his countryman Edouard Mendy and former Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah to pick up the accolade for the second consecutive time after winning the award in 2019.
Meanwhile, Senegal won five awards at the event: Coach of the Year Award, Men’s National Team of the Year Award, Men’s Player of the Year Award, Men’s Young Player of the Year Award, & Goal of the Year Award.