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Salah retains African best player award, Oshoala dethroned

Salah retains African best player award, Oshoala dethroned

A further 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool have followed so far this season, while Salah also contributed four goals in three Africa Cup of Nations qualification outings for his country in 2018.

With the win, the Liverpool superstar retains the award he won a year ago to become the first North African to win the prestigious diadem back-to-back.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 African Player of the Year after a sensational 12 months.

That injury raised doubts about his World Cup participation but he regained fitness to represent Egypt in the finals in Russian Federation, scoring twice as they exited in the first round.

For his contributions to African football, Senegal's President, Macky Sall got the Platinum Awards.Nigerians inside the Abdou Diouf International Conference Center had a moment to cheer when former super Falcons' star, Cynthia Uwak was mentioned among the legends of female football in Africa.

"This award is very big for me, I love it because I saw it when I was young and I always had a dream to win it one day", Salah said when collecting his trophy for his 2018 exploits.

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The Liverpool and Egypt superstar beat his teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prestigious title.

Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.

The Super Falcons won the first award of the night; as they were voted as the Best National Women Team for the Year.

After accepting his award, the 26-year-old striker looked shocked as the event organisers in Senegal brought up a live band to lay.

The other male awards went to France-born Morocco manager Herve Renard, the Mauritania national team, and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in the youth category.


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