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How Nigeria coach Rohr and captain Musa voted for African Player of the Year award

4:42 AM EST 1/8/20
Gernot Rohr, Ahmed Musa - Nigeria
The Super Eagles coach and captain were involved in selecting the best footballer on the continent for 2019

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr and captain Ahmed Musa both voted for Liverpool star Sadio Mane for the African Player of the Year award.

Mane was eventually crowned the best footballer on the continent at the Caf Awards in Hurghada on Tuesday after gathering a total of 477 votes.

Rohr and Musa also voted for Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez for the second and third places respectively, with the former securing a total of 325 votes while the Algeria captain had 267 votes.

Mane's triumph made him the first Senegalese player to be named the African Player of the Year since El Hadji Diouf in 2002. 

Prior to his recognition, the Liverpool attacker settled for the second-place behind Salah in the last two years and was ranked as the third-best player in Africa in 2016.