2019 CAF Awards: Sadio Mane beats Salah, Mahrez, as Oshoala wins Female Player of the Year
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Liverpool star Sadio Mane was on Tuesday named CAF Player of the Year.

The 27-year old Senegalese striker pipped his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City.

“I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award. It’s a big day for me”, said Mane.

Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019.

Super Falcons’ Captain Asisat was named as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.

It is the fourth time the 25-year-old is being crowned the best African female footballer.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Ex-NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, dies in helicopter crash

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Kobe Bryant, a basketball legend, has died in a helicopter crash.

The accident occurred in Calabasas on Sunday, TMZ Sports has confirmed.

Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down and fire broke out.

Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Kobe, who used a helicopter to travel for years, was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters — Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

Kobe won five NBA championships and the 2008 MVP with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He retired in 2016 after scoring 60 points in his final game

The Lakers retired both of Kobe’s jerseys, number 8 and 24, the only player in team history to receive that honor.

Kobe won an Oscar for his short film, “Dear Basketball,” in 2018.

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LaLiga: Barcelona players banned from tackling Messi in training

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Barcelona players are banned from tackling Lionel Messi too hard, one of the club’s former defenders, Jean-Clair Todibo, has revealed.

Messi has struggled with occasional injury in recent years.

And the LaLiga champions have put in place restrictions, to protect the 32-year-old from suffering more knocks

“We all knew that he couldn’t get injured,” Todibo told German outlet Bild.

“Messi was defended very carefully in training.

“I learned a lot from Messi and I even tackled him a few times, but I was careful not to hurt him.”

Messi did not feature in the Copa del Rey defeat of Ibiza, but should return when Barca travel to the Mestalla to take on Valenciaon Saturday.

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