Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has been named the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) Player of the Year.
The Senegal forward beat Liverpool colleague and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez to the honor.
Mane, 27, helped the Reds to the 2018-19 Champions League title, scoring 30 objectives in all rivalries last season.
He has scored 15 objectives so far in 2019-20, with Liverpool 13 focuses clear at the highest point of the Premier League table.
“I’m extremely glad and pleased to win this. Football is my activity, I love it,” said Mane.
“I might want to thank my family, my national group, staff, the alliance and Liverpool Football Club. It’s a major day for me.”
Mane gathered his honor at a function in Hurghada, Egypt yet neither Salah, who had won the honor in both the previous two years, nor Mahrez were available.
Mane has completed in the honor’s main three throughout the previous three years, and has since quite a while ago focused on the prize so as to imitate the accomplishment of one of his saints, previous Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf, who won it in 2002.