Mohamed Salah Retains Title as African Footballer of the Year

Published January 8th, 2019 - 10:15 GMT
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad (L) poses after he handovered the 2018 African Footballer of the Year Award also called Ballon d'Or to Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (C) past Liberian President George Weah during an award ceremony in dakar on January 8, 2019.
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Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad (L) poses after he handovered the 2018 African Footballer of the Year Award also called Ballon d'Or to Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (C) past Liberian President George Weah during an award ceremony in dakar on January 8, 2019. SEYLLOU / AFP

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Footballer of the Year award in Senegal on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Liverpool star beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He edged the same two players last year in a vote decided by the technical directors and head coaches of 56 CAF member associations.

Earlier in the day, Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country would succeed Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.


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