Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year title in Senegal Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year title
The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists.
It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah became only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to be voted the best footballer in Africa.
Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier on Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.
Full List Of CAF Award winners:
Platinum Award: Senegal’s president Macky Sall
Women’s National Team of the Year: Nigeria
Men’s National Team of the Year: Mauritania
Women’s Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis
Men’s Coach of the Year: Herve Renard
Youth player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi
Women’s Player of the Year: Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana
African Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah