Egypt and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah retains African Footballer of the Year award

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Wednesday January 09, 2019 - 12:23:39 in Wararka by Mogadishu Times
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    Egypt and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah retains African Footballer of the Year award

    "I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar. "My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy t

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"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar. "My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt."

Wednesday January 9, 2019


Seyllou, AFP | African Footballer of the Year winner Salah, flanked by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad (left) and Liberian President George Wea

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday.

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Just as he did 12 months ago, Salah beat fellow nominees including Liverpool FC Senegalese teammate Sadio Mane and Gabon's (and Arsenal) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to land the award.

 

Fans favourite

It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah became only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to be voted the best footballer in Africa.

A poll of CAF’s national teams’ head coaches and technical directors, members of the governing body’s technical and development committee and a panel of media experts selected Salah as the continent’s outstanding footballer in 2018.

The Liverpool forward was also named in the Africa Best XI for 2018, along with Mane and Naby Keita.

He scored 44 times during a 2017-18 campaign in which he helped his club reach the Champions League final, before then netting twice at last summer’s World Cup.

 

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