Opposed to Sadio Mané, his team-mate in Liverpool, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah was voted best African player of the year 2018. AiteoCAFAwards18
Mohamed Salah keeps his crown! As in 2017, the winger of Liverpool was unsurprisingly elected Tuesday African Player of the Year at the CAF Awards ceremony held in Dakar. Already a recent winner of the BBC Trophy and 6th of the last Golden Ball
An unforgettable day for Egypt! After seeing the organization of the 2019 African Cup of Nations comes back to him, the land of the Pharaohs had the joy of seeing Mohamed Salah be elected the best African player of the year 2018 by the CAF. Finalist in the Champions League with Liverpool and author of a full year with crazy statistics, Salah made the double after receiving this award, already in 2017.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 8, 2019
He beat his Senegalese teammate Sadio Mané, who signs his third podium in three years. In third place is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon striker Arsenal, winner in 2015 and who had not moved tonight for the ceremony.
Salah scored 44 goals in the calendar year 2018 and elected Player of the season 2017/18 in the Premier League, the Pharaoh joins the Senegalese El-Hadji Diouf (2001, 2002), the Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o (2003, 2004) and the ‘Ivorian Yaya Toure (2011, 2012) among the only players to have managed to retain their title over two consecutive years.
Note that the African XI of the Year has also been revealed.
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