Sadio Mane has been crowned the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year.

The speedster edged Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah — winner in 2017 and 2018 — and Algeria attacker Riyad Mahrez to the prestigious award.

Votes from head coaches/technical directors and captains of the senior national teams from CAF’s member associations saw Mane selected as the continent’s best footballer in 2019.

The Reds’ No. 10 collected the accolade Tuesday at a ceremony in Egypt on Tuesday and was also named in the FIFPro Africa Best XI for 2019, alongside Salah and Liverpool defender Joel Matip.

It was a successful calendar year for the 27-year-old, as he ended the 2018-19 season by winning the UEFA Champions League and Premier League Golden Boot awards.

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