Algerian coach also best coach of the year 2019, Djamel Belmady, challenged the golden ball awarded to the Senegalese Sadio Mané on January 7 in Egypt. For him, CAF does not attach importance to its own competitions.
For the CAN winning coach, Algeria’s final victory and the title of best player in the competition for Riyad Mahrez, should ensure him the 2019 gold ball. According to him, CAF is too keen take into account European competitions, forgetting those it organizes and during which many players shine with their talent.
Djamel Belmady is adamant, CAF lacked professionalism. Indeed, he says, Mahrez is the best African player in 2019 without a doubt even if the golden ball was not awarded to him.