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Salah beats Mane & Auba to retain African Player of the Year award

It’s him again! Liverpool & Egypt star Salah beats Mane & Aubamayang to African Player of the Year awarded by CAF for the second consecutive year.

It is the Egypt international’s second African Player of the Year title to become the fourth African after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure to win the award back to back.

The feat thwarts Aubameyang’s quest to add to his haul, with the Gabon international last winning the award in 2015.

The award caps yet another remarkable year for Salah, who secured boasts of 13 goals in the English Premier League to help the Reds lead the log.

The 26-year-old was named the Premier League Player of the Year and ranked high in Goal 50, Fifa Best Awards and Ballon d’Or.

Last season, he finished with 44 goals across all competitions and helped Jurgen Klopp’s men end as runners-up in the Champions League.

Also, he shrugged off a shoulder injury to feature in the 2018 Fifa World Cup where he scored two goals in two games.

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