- Sadio Mane was recently crowned Africa's best player for the year 2019
- The Senegalese star beat Riyad Mahrez and Mohamed Salah to the title
- Mane touched the woods after he was congratulated for winning Premier League
Sadio Mane could win his first-ever Premier League title with Liverpool at the end of this season as they sit atop of the table with 14 points clear of Manchester City.
The Reds managed to edge Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur by a lone goal courtesy of Roberto Firmino's lone strike.
Pep Guardiola's men also produced a superb performance to thrash Aston Villa 6-1 - with Sergio Aguero netting a hat-trick and surpassing Henty Thierry's goals record.
Mane was crowned Africa's best player of the outgone year a few days before their match-day 21 fixture against Spurs last weekend.
And a presenter who spoke to him at the event congratulated the Senegalese for winning the English topflight title despite having 17 more games to the end of the season.
The publication revealed that the Confederation of African Football, CAF released a zooming video showing where the winger touched wood when the statement was made.
Mane touched the wood of the chair he sat on twice affirming the claims and hoping he achieves the feat at the end of the season.
Shortly after his triumph as the 2019 CAF best player, Liverpool forward was regarded as a king and he immediately said: "I am not a king".
Sadio Mane stated this while answering a question in an interview where the likes of Daniel Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo and El Hadji Diouf were with him.
These three African football legends were celebrating with Sadio Mane after being named the 2019 African Player of the year beating Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez.
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