SADIO MANE AND ASISAT OSHOALA CROWNED KING AND QUEEN OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt.

• The 28th edition of the CAF Awards celebrated African footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during 2019.

• Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamd Salah, 325 votes and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.

• Mane, collected the prize from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and said: “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".


AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR, SADIO MANE (PLAYS FOR SENEGAL NATIONAL TEAM & LIVERPOOL FC)

Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt.


The 28th edition of the CAF Awards celebrated African footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during 2019.


Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamd Salah, 325 votes and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.


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


Mane, collected the prize from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and said: “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".



For the Women’s category, Oshoala was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time, equalling the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha.


She garnered 351 votes, 30 more than Cameroonian forward Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana, who had 247 votes.


KING OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, SADIO MANE

For the Interclub of the Year, Youcef Belaili won the prize following his stellar performance for his club X in the CAF Champions League with Esperance.


The Youth Player of the Year award went to Moroccan Achraf Hakimi whilst Djamel Belmadi and Desiree Ellis picked the Coach of the Year male and female respectively.



Tanzanian afro-pop star, Diamond Platinumz thrilled the audience with a live show of his music that saw the guests dancing in their seats.


Lebanese group Mayyas, winners of the 2019 edition of Arabs Got Talent, a television reality show, enchanted the audience with their choreography skills.


AFRICAN WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR, ASISAT OSHOALA (PLAYS FOR NIGERIA WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM & FC BARCELONA)

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o partnered Egyptian Mariam Amin as presenters of the ceremony and was assisted by Moroccan Fayrouz Al Karawani as special guests Egyptian Minister of Sport Ashraf Sobhy, FIFA and CAF Legends were treated to a wonderful evening.


AFRICAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR, CAMEROON

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

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


Watch The Full 2019 CAF Awards:






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