Liverpool stars Sadio Mane & Naby Keita join Mohamed Salah on African Player of the Year shortlist

The Liverpool trio join the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi on the 34-man list of candidates for this year’s award

Mohamed Salah is joined by Liverpool team-mates Naby Keita and Sadio Mane on the preliminary list of nominees for the 2018 African Player of the Year award.

Salah scooped the individual prize in 2017 after impressing for both club and country, with Egypt reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final and also qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 26-year-old faces competition for this year’s honour from two familiar faces, with Guinea midfielder Keita – who moved to Liverpool in the last transfer window after agreeing to join from RB Leipzig the previous year – and Senegal forward Mane also in the running.

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