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

Sports | 2019-01-08 21:41:00
Egypt and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah retains African Footballer of the Year award
   Egypt and striker Mohamed Salah
Egypt and 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.

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

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.

Salah scored four goals in three Africa Cup of Nations qualification outings for his country in 2018 and a further 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool in 2018.

Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football, as the country beat sole rivals South Africa earlier Tuesday to decide which country hosted the 2019 Cup of Nations.

 
France 24
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