Liberia’s President, George Weah says he is impressed with Sadio Mane’s attitude as a football player, and hopes other players in the continent learn from the Liverpool man.
Mane has been nominated on four occasions by CAF, but eventually won the award for the first time on Monday, after a successful season with Liverpool.
“I am very proud of him for such a landmark achievement and hope that it will serve as an inspiration to other aspiring African professional footballers”.
“It is my prayer that he will continue to represent his country and Africa with grit and enthusiasm”.
The Senegalese won the Champions league, Super Cup, and World Club Cup in a Calendar year.and also was joint top scorer in the league with fellow player, Salah and Arsenal’s Aubumeyang.