Sadio Mané named Senegalese player of the year

Sadio Mané named Senegalese player of the year

Liverpool star Sadio Mané has been named Senegalese player of the Year for the fourth time in a row. The 25-year-old striker raked 296 points, beating off competitions from Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (110 pts), Kara Mbodji of Anderlecht (49) and Monaco’s Baldé Keita (43).

The annual award is organised by the local press, which tallies votes from football fans.

Mané joined the Teranga Lions in 2012 and participated in the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The former Southampton winger has been capped 48 times by Senegal, scoring 14 goals.

Mané made a five-man shortlist of players, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah, who are vying for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, which will be revealed on December 11.

Mané is also in the gunning for the CAF Player of the Year award alongside 10 others. The gala takes place in Accra, Ghana on January 4.

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