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CORE OF SADIO MANE AT THE CAF AWARDS 2022: The truth of the lawn has triumphed

And two for Sadio Mané! Unsurprisingly, the captain of the Senegal national team was elected African player of the year at the 2022 CAF Awards held on July 21, in Rabat, Morocco, on the sidelines of the current women’s CAN and which will see opposition in final on July 31, the host country and South Africa. The winner of CAN 2021 had as main challengers, his compatriot and Teranga Lions goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, and his former comrade from the front of the Liverpool attack, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah. Two teammates that he will have dribbled into the hearts of fanatics, to rise to the rank of African player of the year. A well-deserved coronation, which will not have surprised anyone as the Senegalese football icon left largely with the favors of the forecasts. In any case, the player’s performance over the past year speaks for itself. Winner of Can 2021 in Cameroon after getting rid of his Egyptian rival in the final, the captain of the Lions of Teranga will take a significant advantage in points over Mohamed Salah a few weeks later, qualifying his country for the next Cup. of the world after two epic matches played against its direct competitor the Pharaohs of Egypt, in the play-off matches of the last qualifying round in the African zone.

Beyond its intrinsic value, the crowning of the native of Bambali also responds to the logic of the field

This means that on the field of competition on African soil, the Senegalese beat the Egyptian who was his main challenger. This, even though the two leaders of the Liverpool attack front, who both spit fire and got along like thieves on the other side of the Atlantic, presented the same club career with the Reds. , vice-champions of the season behind Manchester City and unfortunate finalists of the UEFA Champions League against the quadra-tenfold champion of the event, Real Madrid. Suffice to say that beyond its intrinsic value, the crowning of the native of Bambali also responds to the logic of the field. The truth of the lawn therefore triumphed. And it is only fair for football, when we know the attachment of the sports public but also of the players, to these honorary distinctions supposed to devote the most deserving. This coronation is all the more deserved as two years after his first elevation to this title in Egypt, the Senegalese international has lost none of his discretion or his efficiency, in addition to being an exemplary player on and off. ground. He is also known for his charitable works in favor of the most disadvantaged. At 30, the new Bayern Munich striker who has set himself a new challenge by joining the Bavarian club, German champions, has proven that he is one of the best players in the world who can claim, without false modesty, at the Golden Ball.

Sadio Mané is a beautiful champion, a beautiful African golden ball

With his club Liverpool, during the past season, he not only showed consistency in performance by blending into a well-oiled collective, but also showed total investment with his teammates; everything that kept the suspense going until the last day of the English championship. With the Senegal team, he not only weighed his talent to win continental consecration and qualification for the next World Cup, but also showed that he was a leader of men, who knew how to force the confidence of his comrades and that of his trainer. This is to say if the football professionals who voted him as African player of the year 2022, were not mistaken in their choice. And Sadio Mané is a beautiful champion, a beautiful African golden ball who is the pride of a continent that recognizes itself in him. Like all his predecessors like the Malian Salif Kéita, the Guinean Cherif Souleymane, the Congolese Paul Moukila, the Moroccans Hamed Faras and Badou Zaki, the Cameroonians Roger Milla, Thomas Nkono, Théophile Abega and so on. The Algerians Lakhdar Belloumi and Rabah Madjer, the Ghanaian Abédi Ayew Pelé, the Liberian Georges Weah, the Zambian Kalusha Bwalya, the Ivorian Didier Drogba, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, among others, who are all prestigious names that have marked the history of this ceremony of distinction which, year after year, has been held for more than half a century. To date, the Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o and the Ivorian Yaya Touré remain the most successful with four distinctions each. May, now, the course and the new coronation of Sadio Mané serve as a catalyst for the emergence of new talents on the African continent.

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