Mohamed Salah Named 2018 African Player Of The Year

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool and Egypt forward named Caf African Player of the Year

The main award of the night will pit the same nominees as 2017 - Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Senegal's Sadio Mane and Gabon's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Salah, who earlier in the year defeated the same trio to win the BBC version of the award, was adjudged as the finest footballer from the continent by the judges made up of national team coaches and captains.

He received the award at a ceremony in Senegal on Tuesday.

"My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt".

Salah is widely tipped to retain the crown he won for the first time a year ago.

Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season - his first with the Anfield club - and has bagged 13 Premier League goals so far this season.

Salah has been breaking records left, right and centre since joining the Reds ahead of the 2017/18 season, finishing the Premier League campaign on 32 goals, which earned him the Premier League Golden Boot.

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Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.

The Liverpool forward become the fourth player to win back-to-back awards after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure.

The Egyptian had his share of setbacks past year, too, with an injury in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid also keeping him out of a World Cup defeat by Uruguay.

Women's Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian), Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit), Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash).

For the Goal of the Year; a new addition to the CAF Awards, South African female striker, Kgatlana was the proud victor.

Mauritania edged Uganda and fellow AFCON debutantes Madagascar for the Men's National Team of the Year award.

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