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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Salah Wins African Player of the Year Award


Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983.
The 25 -year - old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after moving from AS Roma in the summer.
He also starred for resurgent Egypt, who last year finished runners- up to Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations and secured a first World Cup appearance since 1990.
In the penultimate round of World Cup qualifying, Salah scored the brace that edged Congo Brazzaville in Alexandria, including the stoppage -time winner from a penalty that sealed a trip to Russia.
Salah’s Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane, of Senegal, was runner-up and 2015 winner, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre -Emerick Aubameyang third after a 30 -player list had been trimmed to three.
National coaches, Confederation of African Football ( CAF ) officials , journalists and the public were involved in the voting.
The Egyptian succeeds Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as holder of the most prized CAF individual award.
It is the first time since 1986 that stars from the north of the continent, which along with the west is the strongest football region, have won successive titles .
Victory on Thursday completed an awards hat -trick for Salah, who was named BBC African Footballer of the Year in December and Arab Player of the Year earlier this week .

AFP

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