Sadio Mane finishes ahead of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and fellow Senegalese Edouard Mendy in the men's category, and Asisat Oshoala bags the award in the women's category, a record fifth time.
Mane won every major honour with Liverpool — the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2019, the Premier League in 2020 and both the FA Cup and League Cup in 2022.
The football governing body ordered African champions Senegal and Nigeria to play one match behind closed doors after crowd disorder during last month’s 2022 World Cup play-offs.
Sadio Mane makes up for a first-half penalty miss by converting the winning spot-kick in a shoot-out as Senegal defeat Egypt 4-2 in final of African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Cameroon is racing against the clock to complete preparations for the biggest African sporting event.
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Stand-in goalkeeper Adrian was the hero as it was his save from Tammy Abraham allowed Liverpool to beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties.
The Desert Foxes laid claim to the title in a gripping match after a 29-year dry spell.
Tunisia and South Africa filled the final two places for the round of 16 after a tense finish to the group stage in Egypt.
After the last-16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took control in Munich, bossing the game to become the fourth English team into the last eight
The 26-year-old Liverpool star beat fellow nominees, Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win African football's 2018 Player of the Year.
Egypt striker Mohamed Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again, hoping to become the fourth player to win back-to-back titles.
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