The best players in the African continent in the past year were honored in an event staged in Morocco on Thursday night.


Senegal’s star striker Sadio Mane was named African Player of the Year at the 2022 CAF Awards, after leading the Teranga Lions to their maiden Africa Cup of Nations title and having a thrilling season with Liverpool where he has since left for Bayern Munich.


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A very successful evening for Senegal, who was also named National Team of the Year, while their coach Aliou Cissé was named African Coach of the Year in a glittering ceremony in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.


Mane retains the CAF African Player of the Year award, having also won it in the 2019 edition but who were the other winners?


Player of the Year

Men: Sadio Mané (Senegal and Bayern Munich)

Women: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and FC Barcelona)


Interclub Player of the Year

Women: Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Secondary Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Men: Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt and Al Ahly)


Young player of the year

Women: Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Secondary Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Men: Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur)


Coach of the Year

Women: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Men: Aliou Cisse (Senegal)


Club of the Year

Women: Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Men: Wydad Athletic Club (Maroc)


National Team of the Year

Men: Senegal

Women: The winner will be announced on July 23, 2022 during the last match of the Women’s CAN.


Goal of the year

Pape Ousmane Sakho – Senegal


Goal Mehdi Taremi: FC Porto (3)-1 Tondela


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