Current Date: 3 Oct, 2023

Best African Football Player in 2022

In Football World, the main aim of every tournament is to have a winner. The winner is on the lead goal scorer team. These depend on the player's performance and, of course, the star player who finishes the goal. 

The star player has probably tagged the best player though there's more to choosing the best player. You should have Ball dribbling skills, ball mastery and country, be a passionate footballer, and be a good finisher. This has been the basis of the comparison between Messi and Cr7 hasn't ended.

Best African Football Player in 2022

Johan Cruyff in his words', said “When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. 

That is what determines whether you’re a good player or not.”. Messi is great with dribbles. He does the magic and plays the middle. 

He's built his career based on dribbling, accurate passing, and creating chances from nowhere.  Due to his height, he barely scores through heading. Ronaldo is just right in time.

He sprints out of nowhere to reach the ball at the right time and spot to shoot an unstoppable goal to secure the title. 

Yea, so they both are kings in their fields. Now away from the world's best players, let's come to our dear continent. In the just-held AFCON CUP, the best player was arguably Sadio Mané and Vincent Aboubakar. Aboubakar at seven matches scored eight goals and one assist. As the highest goal scorer, he won the golden boot. 

Lukman Mumuni Sadio Mane has been declared the best player at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations after Senegal emerged champions. He scored three goals and two assists in the seven matches he played. 

Senegal emerged the winner after defeating Egypt on penalties in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon Senegal's penalty-winning hero, Sadio Mane, has been crowned the best player at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations after leading the Teranga Lions to their first-ever AFCON glory. 


The Liverpool star, born on 4th October 1992, plays the forward position for the Liverpool team. He wins player of the tournament.  About 5' 9", 150 lbs HT/WT respectively, He owns the record for the fastest Premier League hat trick. 

Since his debut at Anfield, Senegal's forward has been a member of Klopp's first team. He guided his team to their first Africa Cup of Nations victory in 2022. Mane used his skills on Saturday, June 4, clash staged in Dakar as he earned a hat-trick to help Senegal kick off their AFCON qualifiers campaign on a bright note. 

At the international level, Mané has registered 33 goals in 91 appearances for Senegal since his first appearance in 2012. He currently ranks as his nation's all-time top goal scorer, and third in all-time appearances. 

He represented Senegal at the 2012 Olympics and 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations. In the 2019 tournament, Mané helped Senegal to a runners-up finish, and a year later, he was named African Footballer of the Year. 

Mane and his teammates were welcomed by thousands storming the streets as they arrived in Senegal.

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