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How Sadio Mane emerged from Mo Salah's shadow to be crowned Africa's best footballer

(CNN)Mo Salah is often viewed as the central protagonist to Liverpool's recent rise, with fellow forward Sadio Mane providing a quiet, industrial presence at the Egyptian's side. But these days it's Mane, named African footballer of the year for the first time on Tuesday night in Cairo to deny Salah a third consecutive crown, who is the one scooping individual awards.The Senegalese star has helped Liverpool win the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup this year -- making the Merseysiders the first English side to hold all three trophies simultaneously -- as well as steering his country to the Africa Cup of Nations Final. "I'm really happy and proud to win this. Football is my job, I love it," said Mane.While Salah has b ...
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