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Mohamed Salah retains BBC African Footballer of year award

first_imgLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah has capped off a brilliant year by retaining the BBC African Footballer of the Year award he won last year.The Egypt international, who beat Juventus’ Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, fellow Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey to retain his price, is just the second player after Jay-Jay Okocha to win it two consecutive years.Yaya Toure is the other player to have twice won it as the African footballer of the year award, while Nwankwo Kanu won it twice when it was called African Sports Personality award.Salah found the back of the net 44 times in 52 appearances for Liverpool during his first season with the club after joining them from Roma.The former Chelsea winger also helped the Reds reach the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The 26-year-old has continued his fantastic form this campaign with his winner against Napoli on Tuesday helping Jurgen Klopp’s side qualify for the second Champions League.“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah, according to France24.“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added.“I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”Salah also took home the 2017 CAF Player of the Year award and is the favorite for the 2018 award which will be announced next month.last_img

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