Salah retains African football award, Football News & Top Stories


DAKAR • Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was named the African Footballer of the Year for the second straight year at the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first in a vote by technical directors and head coaches of 56 CAF member associations, with clubmate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon the other finalists.

“This award is very big for me. I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” said Salah, who won BBC’s African Footballer of the Year award last month.

“My thanks go to my family, my teammates and my fans, and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland Egypt.”

It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah…

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