Mohammed Salah wins CAF African Player of the year

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Mohammed Salah, Liverpool and Egypt forward has won the CAF player of the year for 2018, which means he has now won the award twice in a row.

Salah was voted ahead of Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who plays as a striker for Arsenal and Gabon.

During the award ceremony which held on Tuesday in Senegal, Salah said: “I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row.”

For the Women’s player of the year, South Africa and Houston Dash forward Thembi Kgatlana took home the award.

Other Awards
Coach of the year: Herve Renard of Morocco
Coach of the year (women): Desiree Ellis of South Africa
National team of the year: Mauritania
National team of the year (women): Nigeria
Youth player of the year: Achraf Hakimi of Morocco
Goal of the year: Thembi Kgatlana (scored during the women’s Africa cup of nation’s Group B game between South Africa and Nigeria).

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