The Ballon d’Or 2022 is going to be awarded on October 17 just a month prior to the World Cup in Qatar. And the latest ranking of the favourites has been revealed with two African players namely Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
The Senegalese star is still red-hot despite the end of the season in Europe as he netted four goals in his twot AFCON 2023 qualifying games for teh Teranga Lions.
Mane scored a hat-trick against Benin last week and the winning goal against Rwanda on Tuesday night.
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The former Southampton star is second in this latest ranking while Mohamed Salah is fifth.
The Egyptian king did not had the best of end-of-season performances in Europe and his failures during AFCON 2021 final and 2022 World Cup playoffs against Mane don’t pledge for him.
Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Jr is fourth as FC Barcelona-bound Robert Lewandowski ranked third ahead of the Brazilian.
Top 5 Ballon d’Or Favourites, as per Afrique Sports
5- Mohamed Salah
4- Vinicius Jr
3- Robert Lewandowski
2- Sadio Mane
1- Karim Benzema