Mohamed Salah Wins African Player Of The Year 2018

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Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been named CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year.

The Liverpool forward held off competition from teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to land the award.

Mohamed Salah is the African Player of the Year 2018. For the second time in a row

— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 8, 2019

The Egyptian received the accoladeat a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday evening, where he was also included in the Africa Best XI for 2018 alongside Mane and Naby Keita.

When accepting his award, Salah thanked his family, his fans and supporters before dedicating the award to his country:

“I’m very proud to win it twice.”

“I would love to dedicate this award to my country Egypt.”

Africa’s Best XI was also named on the night, which included seven Premier League players including Salah, Mane, Aubameyang as well as Man City’s Riyad Mahrez, United’s Eric Bailly, Liverpool’s Naby Keita and Spurs’ defender Serge Aurier.

African Youth Player Of The Year went to Real Madrid’s Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

It was also announced earlier today that Egypt will host the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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