Egypt’s Mohammed Salah was named on Tuesday, African Footballer of the of the year 2018 for second successive year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), in Dakar.
Mohamed Salah, who was the favourite of this competition, beat his Senegalese teammate of Liverpool, Sadio Mane and Gabon’s internation Pierre-Erick Aubameyang from Arsenal Gabon. He received his trophy from the hands of Liberian President Georges Weah, a former international footballer
Salah became the fourth player to win this trophy twice in a row, after the Senegalese El Hadji Diouf (2001, 2002), the Cameroonian Samuel Eto-O (2003, 2004) and the Ivorian Yaya Touré (2011, 2012).
The Prize for the Women’s player of the year came back to South African Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana, who is also the best scorer of the African Women cup of nations2018, and also distinguished for the most beautiful goal scored this year on the continent.
Kgatlana became the second South African‚ after Noko Matlou in 2008‚ to win the Women’s Player award.
Senegal’s national coach Aliou cisse, who was awaited by the public, lost the title of the CAF Coach of the year to French head coach Hervé Renard who led Morocco to their impressive performances in the World Cup and the 2019 AFCON qualifiers. This marks the third time Renard has won the trophy after 2012 and 2015