Sadio Mane, Liverpool football star has been named 2019 CAF Player of the Year.
However,the Senegalese striker pipped his Liverpool club mate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the honor the most recent two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City.
Mane scored a total of 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in the year.
The 27-year old Senegalese striker have this to say as the award was given to him.
“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.