Mohammed Salah crowns the CAF player of the year title for the second time in a row

Mohammed Salah crowns the CAF player of the year title for the second time in a row

For the second consecutive year Mohammed Salah is the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year. 

Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Salah only 26 years old beat his team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the title.

He received the award at a ceremony in Senegal on Tuesday.

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

Mohammed Salah was also awarded as the BBC African Footballer of the Year in December for the second time.

Salah scores 44 goals for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season, and helped the team achieve the Champions League final before scoring twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia. He has scored 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season.

On Tuesday, Caf has announced that Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations .

The Women’s Player of the year was awarded to Houston Dash and South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana. 

Source: BBC