Senegal and Liverpool star Sadio Mane on tuesday night was awarded his very first CAF Player of the year award.

The ceremony which was held at Hurghada in Egypt saw the striker beat his Liverpool team mate Mo Salah and Manchester City winger Mahrez to claim the prize.

This makes him the only second senegalese player to be awarded this trophy after El Hadji Diouf who also has won the award in two occassions, 2001 and 2002.

Last season, Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 matches, Salah scored 26 goals and produced 10 assists in 55 appearances helping Liverpool win the 2019 UEFA Champions League and only recently the Club World Cup.

Mahrez also was impressive for City, scoring 14 goals and 18 assists in 48 appearances

An excited Sadio Mane gave this beautiful acceptance speech

check some photos below

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