Senegalese striker English “Liverpool” Sadio mane named the best African footballer at the end of 2019. The awards ceremony of the African football Confederation was held on Tuesday, January 7, in Egypt.
In the dispute over the award’s 27-year-old forward in the final vote ahead of team-mate Mohamed Salah from Egypt and the Algerian midfielder “Manchester city” Riyadh Mareza.
It’s official! 🥇
The African Player of the Year for 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ is #SadioMane
What an achievement for the Senegalese winger! 🇸🇳 #CAFAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/BwFBBxFBR1
— #CAFAwards2019 (@CAF_Online) January 7, 2020
the Best coach named Jamel Bel’madi, under whose leadership the national team of Algeria won the African Cup of Nations. Best young player was Moroccan defender “real” Ashraf Hakimi, who plays on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
Also, the awards ceremony announced the composition of the symbolic team of last year.
Goalkeeper: Andre Onan (Ajax, Cameroon)
Defenders: Serge aurier (Tottenham, the ivory coast), Joel Matip (Liverpool, Cameroon), Calida Coulibaly (Napoli, Senegal), Ashraf Hakimi (“real”, Morocco)
Midfielders: Idrissa Gaye the (“Paris St Germain”, Senegal), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester city, Algeria), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax, Morocco)
forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Gabon), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal).