Breaking: Mané, Oshoala emerge African Footballers, no Nigerian on CAF 11 + full winners’ list

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final Liverpool’s Sadio Mané has been named African Footballer of the Year for the first time after beating teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, while Barcelona and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala was named as women’s player of the year. The Senegal forward received his award from four-time winner Samuel Eto’o at a star-studded ceremony in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada in Egypt, which was also attended by former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger although Salah was not in attendance. Having finished as runner-up to the Egypt forward for the last two years, Mané becomes the second Senegalese to win the award after another Liverpool player, El Hadji-Diouf, in 2001 and 2002. “To be honest I would prefer to be playing football than speaking in front of so many people,” said Mané. “I’m really happy and really proud at the same time. I would like to thank my family, especially my Uncle who is here today. It is a big day for me and I would love to thank all the Senegalese people who have been voting for me. I’m from a very small village called Bambali and I’m sure they are all watching me tonight.” Algeria were named as men’s team of the year, with Djamel Belmadi picking up the coaching award. Cameroon, who were beaten by England at the Women’s World Cup last summer, were named women’s team of the year. As well as helping Liverpool to victory in the Champions League final in June, Mané shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a momentous season for African players in English football. The 27-year-old has continued his good form into this season having already scored 11 league goals in Liverpool’s brilliant start to the campaign that sees them lead the table by 13 points from Leicester having scored 36 goals in total during 2019. For the CAF 11, no Nigerian made the list.THE WINNERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sadio Mane – Senegal PLAYER OF THE YEAR (WOMEN) Asisat Oshoala – NigeriaCOACH OF THE YEAR (MEN) Djamel Belmadi – AlgeriaCOACH OF THE YEAR (WOMEN) Desiree Ellis – South AfricaINTERCLUBS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Youcef BelailiYOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR Achraf Hakimi -Morocco TEAM OF THE YEAR (WOMEN) CameroonTEAM OF THE YEAR (MEN) AlgeriaGOAL OF THE YEAR Riyad Mahrez – AlgeriaFEDERATION OF THE YEAR EgyptCLUB PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR Moise Katumbi – TP Mazembe AFRICAN BEST XI Andrey Onana Serge Aurier Joel Matip K. Koulibaly Achraf Hakimi Gana Gueye Riyad Mahrez Hakim Ziyech Mo Salah Aubameyang Sadio ManeTags: Asisat OshoalaCAF AwardsSadio Manelast_img read more

THE CHAMPIONSHIP games are set for the Cebu Youth

first_imgTHE CHAMPIONSHIP games are set for the Cebu Youth Basketball League after the traditional powerhouses took care of business in the semifinal round games last weekend at the Don Bosco gym in Labangon.In the under-15 division, the University of the Visayas (UV)-B clobbered the Blessed John Seminary 1, 61-25, to set up a finals showdown with the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC)-C, which dug down deep to upset the University of San Carlos (USC) South-B, 53-31.ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES Read Next PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension SMC bags Bulacan airport project Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the under-12 class, the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion-Mandaue (CIC–M) defeated Don Bosco-B, 39-32. They will be battling USC South-B in the finals after winning by default over SHS-AdC-B.The under-10 finals will feature the USC North facing off against SHS-AdC.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe finals games will be played this weekend. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Painters refuse to go quietly WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hip MOST READ View commentslast_img read more