Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah retains African award
Star finished first with clubmate Senegalese Sadio Mane
Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal. The 26-year-old Liverpool FC star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar. "My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt."