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Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year

Liverpool and Egypt’s mercurial forward Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second time in a row.

The 26-year-old was crowned at the continent’s best player at the CAF awards in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday.

Mo Salah beat competition from Liverpool teammate and Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the award.

“I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” the Egyptian said.

Salah now becomes the fourth player in history to win consecutive African Player of the Year award after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure.

The Egyptian has had a sensational 2018 scoring goals at will. He scored the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season and also helped Liverpool reach the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Apart from that Mo Salah’s heroics helped Egypt make their first appearance in the World Cup since 1900 and he even scored twice for his country at the tournament in Russia.

Apart from Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita were the other two Liverpool players named in Africa’s Best XI for 2018

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