The 28th edition of the CAF Awards was held yesterday at Hurghada, Egypt to celebrate African footballers and officials who distinguished themselves in 2019.
Sadio Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year with 477 votes, beating his Liverpool teammate Mahamed Salah and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez.
Receiving the price from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, the Senegalese forward thanked his national team and his club (Liverpool) for their support.
In the Women’s football, Asisat Oshoala was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time, reaching the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha.
Below is the full list of winners.
African Player of the Year
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Men’s Coach of the Year
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s National Team of the Year
African Women’s National Team of the Year
Federation of the Year
Egyptian Football Association
Kojovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)
CAF-Fifpro Best XI
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang