Expressing delight over the victory, Salah said that he is proud of his achievements. He also thanked his friends, family, and teammates for assisting him throughout his journey.
"I can't believe it's been a year since I was last on this stage. I've always said this award for me is very big. I love it, because I saw it when I was young. I had the dream to win one day. So now I've won it twice. I'm very proud to have won it twice," goal.com quoted Salah, as saying.
"I have to thank my family, teammates, fans, and everyone who played a role in my career to make this happen today. I would love to dedicate this award to my country, Egypt," he added.
The Liverpool star forward finished his 2017-18 Premier League season with 32 goals and was awarded the Golden Boot.
Egypt will host the 2019 African Nation Cup which is slated to be held from June 15 to July 13.
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