Mané struck the decisive spot-kick in a annoying shootout as Senegal received its first ever Africa Cup of International locations within the ultimate towards Egypt.
Having neglected a penalty early on within the recreation, Mané thumped the ball previous goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal to provide his crew a 4-2 win on consequences — securing Senegal’s first ever continental championship towards the seven-time winner of the match.
The 30-year-old ahead, who closing month signed a three-year contract with Bayern Munich, closing received the accolade in 2019 when he was once with Liverpool.
It was once an enormous evening for Senegal, which had 5 awards to have a good time, with Aliou Cissé taking Trainer of the 12 months, Pape Matar Sarr named Younger Participant of the 12 months, Pape Ousmane Sakho taking Purpose of the 12 months and Senegal being topped Nationwide Workforce of the 12 months.
In the meantime, Barcelona striker Oshoala bagged Ladies’s Participant of the 12 months for a document 5th time — overtaking fellow Nigerian Perpetua Nkwocha’s 4.
Oshoala received the award forward of Cameroon and Inter Milan’s Ajara Nchout Njoya and Zambia’s Grace Chanda.
She was once compelled to omit this yr’s Ladies’s Africa Cup of International locations because of an harm.
Previous this yr, she turned into the primary African lady to win the Pichichi Award, which is given to the highest scorer within the Spanish league.
This yr’s Ladies’s Nationwide Workforce of the 12 months shall be introduced after Saturday’s TotalEnergies Ladies’s Africa Cup of International locations ultimate between host Morocco and South Africa.