EPL Winner Riyad Mahrez Dropped as CAF Names Final Three Man Shortlist for Payer of the Year Award

EPL Winner Riyad Mahrez Dropped as CAF Names Final Three Man Shortlist for Payer of the Year Award

  • Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has been dropped from the final shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year award
  • Sadio Mane will battle compatriots and Chelsea goal Edouard Mendy and ex-teammate Mohamed Salah for the top award
  • The Confederation of African Football awards will be held in Morocco on July 21, 2022 after a three-year hiatus

English Premier League winner, Riyad Mahrez, has failed to make the final three-man list for the CAF Player of the Year award.

The Confederation of African Football Awards makes a return on Thursday, July 21, 2022 after a three-year hiatus due.

In a list released by the African football governing body, Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Mohamed Salah will battle it out for the top award.

Mohammed Salah, Edouard Mendy, Sadio Mane, CAF Player of the Year Award
CAF has announced the three man shortlist for the African Player of the Year award. Credit: @LFC @CAF_Online
Source: Twitter

Sadio Mane and ex-Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah played key roles as the English outfit won the double. They helped Liverpool win the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, but missed out on the English Premier League by a point to Mahrez's Manchester City.

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The Reds were also beaten in the final of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Mane won a historic Africa Cup of Nations title after playing alongside Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for the Senegalese national team.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal's AFCON hero Sadio Mane received a special welcome from fans of Bayern Munich who met the player for the first time at the Allianz Arena.

The excited Bavarians sang praises of the winger following his arrival from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

In a video posted on social media, the 30-year-old is seen applauding his new fans as the team bid farewell to their supporters before leaving Germany to continue their pre-season preparations.

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Linda Mothlalo scored a 94th-minute penalty to see Banyana Banyana reach their second final in a row. The penalty was highly controversial and will be the subject of debate for a while to come.

Jermaine Seopesenwe and Zambia's Martha Tembo came together in what seemed to be an innocuous and unavoidable collision. However, after a lengthy VAR-induced wait, Ethiopian referee Lydia Tafesse pointed to the penalty spot.

Source: Sports Brief News