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Salah named Africa's best player for 2nd successive year

IANS  |  Dakar 

Egyptian Mohamed has won the 2018 of the Year award for the second year in a row.

The forward beat his club teammate of and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays for Gabon, to win the award for the continent's best player, reports

"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," said at a ceremony here on Tuesday.

"I'm proud to win it twice, I must thank my family and my teammates, and I dedicate this award to my country, Egypt", he said.

The 26-year-old scored 44 goals for last season as he led the team to final.

Although he started this campaign slowly following the summer's World Cup, at which he scored twice for Egypt, he has notched 16 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for so far this season.

Along with Salah, Mane and Aubameyang, Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian was named in the Team of the Year.

That quartet were joined by Manchester United's Ivorian central defender Eric Bailly, Liverpool and Naby Keita, Manchester City's Algerian and Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier, who represents Côte d'Ivoire.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:00 IST
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