Africa will wait again to know the successor of Georges Weah on the list of the Ballon d’Or. The 2019 edition was won Monday by Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Sadio Mané is only fourth.
Africa was waiting for Sadio Mané or Mohamed Salah to caress his dream of a second Ballon d’Or. Fallen hope this Monday since the trophy was awarded to Lionnel Messi during a ceremony held at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. This is the sixth Golden Ball of the FC Barcelona striker who doubles Cristiano Ronaldo’s blow and remains alone at the top of the charts.
Despite his exceptional season, Senegalese striker Sadio Mané fails at the foot of the podium while his Egyptian teammate in Liverpool, Mohamed Salah finishes in fifth place in a ranking that is much talked about. The podium is completed by the Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
Also on the program, the CAF interclub tournaments with the Champions League, which kicked off the group stage last Saturday. A beginning of the tournament marked in particular by the very nice operation of the double holder of the title. A 2-0 win over Raja de Casablanca, Esperance de Tunis are already in the lead of Group D in favor of a better goal difference in front of JS Kabily who has won at home on the smallest of brands in front of the Congolese of AS Vita Club.
The kickoff of the Confederation Cup group stage was also held on Sunday. All the results are to be found in this show which gives the floor to the coach of ESAE, one of the big sensations of this season, and returns on the beautiful start of Pyramids FC who disputed his first final phase of a continental competition.