Mane, Mendy, Aboubakar scoop AFCON awards

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Feb 2022

Senegal captain Sadio Mane has been named Player of the Tournament after leading the Teranga Lions to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday.

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Senegal s forward Sadio Mane holds the trophy prior to the ceremony after winning after the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 final football match between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022. AFP

Mane scored the winning penalty for Senegal in their penalty shootout win 4-2 against Egypt after a scoreless draw.

Senegal’s Edouard Mendy won the best keeper award as he conceded only two goals during this campaign and blocked a penalty in the shootout.

Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar won the Golden Boot award after scoring a tally of 8 goals.

Burkina Faso's Issa Kabore has been named best young player and Senegal's Aliou Cisse best coach. 

Best XI (4-3-3):

Edouard Mendy (Senegal) - Achraf Hakimi (Morocco), Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Egypt), Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso), Saliou Ciss (Senegal) - Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Ibrahima Toure (Burkina Faso) - Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon), Sadio Mane (Senegal)

Subs: Andre Onana (Cameroon), Collins Fai (Cameroon), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Mahmoud “El Wensh” Hamdi (Egypt), Ahmed Aboul-Fottouh (Egypt), Andre Anguissa (Cameroon), Youssouf M’Changama (Comoros), Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Sofiane Boufal (Morocco), Karl-Toko Ekambi (Cameroon), Famara Diedhiou.

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