Salah wins African award for second year

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year.

The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize.
The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season and helped them reach the Champions League final.

He also scored twice for Egypt at this year’s World Cup.
“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.”

Salah said his aim for 2019 is “to win something with the club so everyone is excited”.
“I try to push myself every day to help the team win something,” he added.
Salah becomes the first player since Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha to win in consecutive years.

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