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Sadio Mane and Oshoala Win Big at the CAF Awards

After helping the Teranga Lions win their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations championship, Senegal’s star forward Sadio Mane was named Africa’s Men’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2022. Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala broke a previous record by winning her fifth Women’s Player of the Year honor.

Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cisse, was voted Africa’s Coach of the Year during a glitzy event in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Senegal was also named National Team of the Year on this memorable evening.

Mane, who also won the 2019 version: the prior year, continues to hold the CAF African Player of the Year award. He just departed English club Liverpool after a trophy-laden tenure with the Reds, and after joining Bayern Munich, he became the star player in the German Bundesliga.

Oshoala has now surpassed her fellow countrywoman Perpetua Nkwocha to become the first person to win the African Player of the Year award five times in a row.

Desiree Ellis, head coach of South Africa’s women’s national team, was named Africa’s Coach of the Year in the women’s football category. Banyana Banyana will play host nation Morocco in the final of the 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, who made his international debut at the age of 18 and was a member of Senegal’s AFCON 2021 winning side, was voted Africa’s Young Player of the Year to cap off a big night for the Teranga Lions.

The ceremony for the awards was held at the spectacular Mohamed VI Technical Centre in Sale, Rabat, Morocco, and was attended by many of the best football figures and athletes from Africa.

Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco was honored as Africa’s Club of the Year in the men’s division in recognition of their victory in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League 2022.

Mamelodi Sundowns FC of South Africa was awarded Africa’s women’s Club of the Year in 2021 after winning both the inaugural TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League in Egypt and their domestic league.

Ghana’s Evelyn Badu scooped a double on the night as she won the women’s Interclub Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, after leading Hasaacas Ladies all the way to the final of the inaugural TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League and winning the tournament’s Golden Boot.

The men’s Interclub Player of the Year was won by legendary Al Ahly and Egypt goalkeeper and captain, Mohamed El Shenawy.

It was another Senegalese player in Simba’s Pape Ousmane Sakho who won CAF’s Goal of the Year in the mixed category for men and women for his spectacular overhead strike for Simba against Asec Mimosa in a TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup group game.

The women’s National Team of the Year will be named after Saturday’s TotalEnergies Women’s Cup of Nations final between hosts Morocco and South Africa at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

The Full List of Winners:

Player of the Year (Men)

Sadio Mane (Senegal and Bayern Munich)

Player of the Year (Women)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and FC Barcelona)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)

Young Player of the Year (Women)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Young Player of the Year (Men)

Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur)

Coach of the Year (Women)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Coach of the Year (Men)

Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

Club of the Year (Women)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Club of the Year (Men)

Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

National Team of the Year (Men)

Senegal

National Team of the Year (Women)

Due to the absence of a major women’s competition during the period under review, the Organising Team for the CAF Awards 2022 has reviewed the selection process for this important category. The TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco will be factored as one of the criterion in deciding a winner befitting of the status of the award and women’s football in general. The winner will be announced on 23 July 2022 during the final match of the Women’s AFCON.

Goal of the Year
Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)

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