The British magazine Four Four Two published a report that included a ranking of the 10 best football players in Africa for 2022.
And the Confederation of African Football (CAF) a few days ago again announced the return of the best awards in Africa after a two-year absence due to the Corona virus crisis.
A number of outstanding players from European leagues, including 3 Arab players, compete this year for the title of African Player of the Year.
And took the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah The Liverpool winger has taken first place in the list of the best players in Africa, overtaking his former colleague, the Senegalese Sadio Mane, who recently joined Bayern Munich.
Salah scored 31 goals for Liverpool in various competitions last year, while Mane scored 23 goals for the English side.
And he came fourth in the list of the best African stars, the Algerian star Riyad Mahrez Winner of the English Premier League title for the second time in a row, the third with Manchester City and the fourth in personal history as a whole.
Mahrez finished last season as the City’s top scorer in all competitions with 24 goals, five goals more than his Belgian counterpart Kevin de Bruyne.
In fifth place is Moroccan star Ashraf Hakimi, 23, although he is in the center of defense, he has high attacking abilities, as he scored 4 goals and provided 6 assists in 41 matches in all competitions with Paris Saint-Germain. crowned in the French League.
FourFourTwo magazine’s ranking of the top 10 players in Africa for 2022 is as follows:
1- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
2- Sadio Mane (Bayern)
3- Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
4- Algerian Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
5- Moroccan Ashraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain)
6- Senegalese Edward Mendy (Chelsea)
7- Ivorian Frank Kessy (Milan)
8- Ivorian Sebastian Haller (Ajax)
9- Nigerian Victor Osimhen (Naples)
10- Ivorian Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Notably, Senegalese Sadio Mane for 2019 was the last player to win the Africa Best award at a ceremony held in the Egyptian city of Hurghada in January 2020, with the Egyptian pharaoh winning the award twice, in 2017 and 2018.