Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané & Riyad Mahrez Nominated for African Player of the Year Award

African Player of the Year Award

​Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané will compete with Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez to be named as the African Player of the Year. Salah has won the last two awards but faces real competition in his bid to lift the trophy for the third consecutive year. ​Mané has finished as runner-up to ​Salah for two years in a row, and the ​CAF have revealed that he will now have a third chance to fight his way to the top of the podium ahead of his ​Liverpool teammate. Only four men have ever won the award three times. George Weah and Abedi Pele both managed three triumphs, while Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Touré managed to win the award on four occasions. It is tricky to say who will be the outright

Where Sadio Mané Ranks Among the Premier League’s Best Ever African Stars

Sadio Mané

Historically speaking, the best players in football tend to come from either Europe or South America. There's no escaping that. Never has there been a World Cup winner from another continent, nor has there ever been a Ballon d'Or winner hailing from Africa, Asia, North America, or anywhere outside the two places we most intrinsically associate with football. And yet, despite that, there has been no shortage of world class African players who have graced the ​Premier League. From the Touré brothers to Didier Drogba to Riyad Mahrez to Mohamed Salah, the modern era of England's top flight has been seasoned with a flavour of African talent, and the diversity provided has helped grow the division into the globally-reaching behemoth it has become. Such is the standard set by