Official: Mohamed Salah Named CAF Player of the Year

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the 2018 African Football Player of the Year Confederation– the second year in a row he won the award.

Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat the title of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and the striker Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Gabon.

He was awarded the prize at a Tuesday ceremony in Senegal.

“I dreamed of winning this award since I was a child, and I did it twice in a row now,” said Salah.

Thembi Kgatlana has been named Women’s Player of the Year by Houston Dash and South Africa.

For the second time in December, Salah was voted BBC African Footballer of the Year.

During the 2017- 18 season, he scored 44 goals for Liverpool, helping the Reds finish in the Champions League before scored twice for Egypt in the World Cup in Russia.

He scored 16 goals in 29 appearances at all Liverpool competitions this season.

Manchester United Defender Eric Bailly, Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita and Tottenham Serge Aurier joined the Team of the Year in Salah, Mane and Aubameyang.

Caf announced that Egypt is hosting the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 on Tuesday.

Africa Best XI: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/Uganda), Serge Aurier (Tottenham/Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Juventus/Morocco), Eric Bailly (Manchester United/Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal); Naby Keita (Liverpool/Guinea), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid/Ghana), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City/Algeria); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal)