Aiteo CAF Awards 2018 – Reactions From Nominees and Winners

After the celebration of the AITEO AFRICA CUP (CAF2018) Tuesday in Dakar, Different nominees and winners made some reactions.

Mohamed Salah (Player of the Year)

During his speech, Mohamed Salah took a few time to express his feelings after being nominated “Player of the Year” He said: “I am proud and very honored to be nominated for the second time. It was not obvious, for the first time, I was told that it was not going to happen and it’s done and this year, we had to confirm and that’s good. As a child, I always dreamt of the Best Player award, but winning in two consecutive years is really huge. These titles I will share with all those who contributed to my football training, my coaches. My joy is even greater with the designation of Egypt as the organizing country of the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. 
With the support of the fans, we will aim for the 8th crown for our country. And it would be nice to see the public come back en masse in the stadiums and thus allow a new cycle of victories.”

Different people congratulated Mohamed Salah after winning the aiteo CAF award.

Didie Drogba wrote on his Twitter page:

“Congratulations to @mosalah for winning the African Player Of The Year 2018 @caf_online twice already but the competition @sadiomaneofficiel and @Aubameyang7 is coming stronger !!!!”

Liverpool his Club posted on their Twitter attached a short video showing Salah reaction after a score.

ICYMI, @MoSalah has been named CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year.

Read also: Mohamed Salah nominated “African Player of the Year”

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (Women’s Player of the Year & Goal of the Year)

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana also took her time to express her feelings after winning two trophies

I will say all my pride to have won these two titles, the title of the best goal is very remarkable. It is a great honor and great pride. These two titles belong to all colleagues and coaches fighting for the promotion of women’s football in South Africa.”

Sadio Mane (First Runner-up, Player of the Year)

“I will do my best to win the trophy for the best player next year. I won’t let go and I will fight for it. I congratulate the winner (Mohamed Salah) and on the collective level, our agreement is very beneficial for Liverpool in our league title bid in England and in the UEFA Champions League. With the national team, all Senegalese are expecting us to win the ultimate at the next Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, and we will work to achieve that.”

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