German League News: Sadio Mane beat Mo Salah for the umpteenth time, this time he won the 2022 African Footballer of the Year award by directly beating his former Liverpool team-mate and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
This is the second time Sadio Mane has beaten Mo Salah in the African Footballer of the Year award, after 2019 he also managed to do so. After 2019, the award for the best player on the African continent was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Mane rejects the notion that he has strong competition with Salah to be the best. He considers that he and Salah have no competition, the two even have a very close relationship.
“People sometimes say there is a rivalry between me and [Salah]but to be honest, I don’t see myself as having competition with any player,” Mane told GOAL.
“We have a good relationship, we text each other. I think the media is always trying [memperburuk] things. You know I not only have [hubungan] with one player, but with every player I’ve played with in the world.”
“You can ask whoever you want at the club, or wherever I go. I have a good relationship with all the players.”
Previously, the competition between Mane and Salah was said to be increasingly fierce, after the Senegal national team faced off against the Egyptian national team in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations final and also the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off round.
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