Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer for 2018 Year award

Egypt and Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah,has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row, BBC Sport reports.

Salah beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the award, is just the second player after Jay-Jay Okocha to win it two years running.

Yaya Toure is the only other player to have twice won the award in its current form while Nwankwo Kanu won it twice when it was a broader African Sports Personality award.

Earlier in 2018, Salah won the English double the Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Player of the Year. Salah also won the 2017 CAF Player of the Year and is one of 10 nominees for the 2018 award which will be announced in January.

The 26-year-old Salah scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season and helped them to reach the Champions League final, he also scored twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.

It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah.

“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added. “The game against Roma at Anfield (Champions League semi-final first leg) was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”

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