Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is on cloud nine. Reason? The Egyptian star has been voted as the African Footballer of the Year 2018 for the second time. He went on to beat Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The award ceremony was held in Senegal on Tuesday. Houston Dash and South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana was named as the Women Player of the Year Award. He edged the same two players last year in a vote decided by the technical directors and head coaches of 56 CAF member associations. After Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah Stands by Kalidou Koulibaly Who Was Abused Racially During Napoli vs Inter-Milan, Serie A, 2018 Match.
"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,” said Salah further. Even the official account of Liverpool, congratulated the football star by posting a short video of Salah. “🇪🇬👑 K I N G M O 🇪🇬👑@MoSalah has been named CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year. 🔥🔥🔥read the caption of the clip.
Salah goes to the stage to fetch the award.
The footballer also was seen shaking his leg after getting the award.
Here’s a picture of Salah posing with the trophy.
Mohamed Salah scored 44 goals during his tenure with Liverpool during 2017-18. He even went on to win the Puskas Award 2018 and the Premier League Golden Boot 2018 for his performance last year. So far this season Salah has netted 13 goals for Liverpool.