CAF Awards 2022: Sadio Mane beats Salah and Mendy to win the African Player of the Year … See Other Winners

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The CAF Awards was held on Thursday, the 21st of July 2022 in Rabat, Morocco. The football award is one of the most glamorous sporting events on the continent.

CAF Awards 2022: Sadio Mane beats Salah and Mendy to win the African Player of the Year ... See Other Winners

As usual, the greatest football players from the African continent were in attendance at the prestigious CAF Awards 2022 in the Moroccan city of Rabat.

During the event, Tiwa Savage, a multi-award-winning Nigerian artist, made sure there was magic in the air as she delivered a brilliant musical performance to spice up the event.

Asmaa Lamnawar from Morocco and Magic System from Cote d’Ivoire were two additional musical performers that also added color to the occasion.

The highly anticipated red carpet event brought together all the nominees for the 13 various categories, football royalties, including football’s leadership and CAF luminaries, as well as figures from all over the African continent. It was held at the magnificent Mohammed VI Technical Centre.

Africa’s football elites were treated to a magnificent spectacle in the North African country that was carried live around the globe on top international cable networks like Canal+, StarTimes, beIN Sport, and SuperSport.

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Mane Clinches CAF Awards 2022

At the CAF Awards 2022, Sadio Mane was the main draw after defeating Edouard Mendy and Mohamed Salah to win the African Footballer of the Year accolade.

For his remarkable efforts for Liverpool, which won two domestic cups, challenged Manchester City in the Premier League, and advanced to the Champions League final, the Senegalese won a slew of individual domestic trophies.

Mane’s major rival, Salah was named the PWA Players’ Player of the Year, PFA Fans’ Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year this year. Salah’s form from late August to late December, when he contributed to 28 goals across all competitions, was one of the best seen by an African player.

Salah outperformed Mane in the Premier League, yet despite Liverpool’s narrow loss, the Senegalese player still won Player of the Year.

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CAF Awards 2022: Sadio Mane beats Salah and Mendy to win the African Player of the Year ... See Other Winners

In contrast to his former teammate, Mane shone in both the World Cup qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring the game-winning penalty as Senegal won their first-ever championship. In both contests, the Teranga Lions defeated Egypt.

The Bayern Munich new signing was in an excellent position to win the award given Mane’s international dominance in the dual and the historical tradition for these honors to frequently be focused on a player’s performances in international tournaments.

Oshoala wins fifth African Women’s Player of the Year award

Asisat Oshoala, the captain of Nigeria and Barcelona, has been selected the African Women’s Player of the Year for 2022.

The 27-year-old won the prize on Thursday night, beating Grace Chanda of Zambia and Ajara Nchout Njoya of Cameroon, and Inter Milan (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt).

With this, she surpasses Perpetual Nkwocha, who had won the honor four times, and becomes the first African to take home the prestigious award a record five times.

Oshoala’s 2021–22 season was possibly her greatest ever because she helped her Spanish team win the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, the Copa de la Reina, and the Primera Division.

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Full List of Award Winners

Player of the Year (Men)

  • Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

  • Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)

Young Player of the Year (Men) 

  • Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur)

Coach of the Year (Men)

  • Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
CAF Awards 2022: Sadio Mane beats Salah and Mendy to win the African Player of the Year ... See Other Winners

Club of the Year (Men)

  • Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

National Team of the Year (Men) 

  • Senegal

Player of the Year (Women)

  • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

  • Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)Β 

Young Player of the Year (Women)

  • Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Coach of the Year (Women)

  • Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Club of the Year (Women)

  • Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

National Team of the Year (Women) 

The winner will be announced after the CAF Women‘s AFCON final on Saturday.

The match is between Morocco and South Africa.

Goal of the Year

  • Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)

These are all the winners of the 2022 CAF Awards that was held on Thursday night in Morocco.

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