The CAF Player of the Year for 2022 was Senegal’s Sadio Mane, who plays for Bayern Munich.
Mane won the top prize at the CAF Awards ceremony on Thursday in Rabat, defeating Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for the title of 2022 African Player of the Year.
He scored five goals in the Champions League, two in the FA Cup, and 16 goals in the Premier League.
He contributed 33 goals and 5 assists in total throughout the time under study.
On the international stage, Mane helped the Lions of Teranga win their first Africa Cup of Nations title by scoring the game-winning penalty against Egypt at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, sealing the victory after 120 minutes of scoreless play.
The 30-year-old had great play throughout the competition, scoring three goals and dishing out two assists to take home Player of the Competition honors.