Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane has won the 2019 African Player of The Year award , defeating club mate and Egypt ’ s Mohamed Salah (last year ’ s winner ) and Manchester City and Algeria ’ s Riyad Mahrez.
The event was held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh , Hurghada , Egypt , on Tuesday.
Mane had an eventful 2019 with Liverpool , winning the UEFA Champions League and coming second behind City in the English Premier League .
He was also part of the Senegalese team which lost the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of the Nations in Egypt 1 – 0 to Algeria .
He placed fourth in the 2019 Ballon d’ Or behind Lionnel Messi , Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria ’ s Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze lost the Youth Player of the Year award to Morocco’ s Achraf Hakimi .
Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala , however redeemed Nigeria ’ s image , winning the Women ’ s Player of The Year award for a record fourth time , equalling compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha ’ s record .
She overcame strong competition from Cameroon ’ s Ajara Nchout and South Africa ’ s Thembi Kgatlana to win the award .
Oshoala had earlier claimed the award in 2014 , 2016 and 2017 .
Other award winners are Algeria ’ s AFCON winning coach Djamel Belmadi , who was crowned Men’ s African Coach of the Year , South Africa ’ s women ’ s national team coach Diseree Ellis , who won the Women ’ s African Coach of the Year and Youcef Belaili, who was named the African Inter – clubs Player of the Year award .
Algeria were named the African Men ’ s Team of The Year , while Cameroon won the Women ’ s National Team of The Year award . Mahrez’ s injury time winner against Nigeria in the semi – final of the 2019 AFCON was adjudged the best goal in the continent in 2019 .
2019 AFCON hosts Egypt were named winners of the Federation of The Year award , while TP Mazembe ’ s Moise Katumbi won the African Club President of the Year award .
The FIFPro Africa Best 11 are Andre Onana (Cameroon) , Hakimi , Kalilou Koulibaly (Senegal ), Joel Matip (Cameroon ), Sergie Aurier (Ivory Coast ), Mahrez, Idrissa Gueye (Senegal ), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco ), Salah , Mane and Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon ).
Former Togo goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale was given a special award .
His career ended after he was severely injured in a bus attack against the Togolese team in the Cabinda Province , Angola , just days before the start of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations .
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