Mohamed Salah Named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018
Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has, for the second time in a row, been named the BBC African Footballer of the year.
Salah finished ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and other contenders like Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Thomas Partey to win the prize.
The 26-year-old, who beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the award, is just the second player after Jay-Jay Okocha to win it two years running.
Yaya Toure is the only other player to have twice won the award in its current form while Nwankwo Kanu won it twice when it was a broader African Sports Personality award.
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season, his first on Merseyside after joining them from Roma, and helped them to reach the Champions League final.
Salah has had a phenomenal year, his goals taking his club to the Champions League final and scoring twice in the World Cup.
Accepting the award, he said:
It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!
There have been many good moments in 2018. The game against Roma at Anfield was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.
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