Mohamed Salah was presented with his award by Caf president Ahmad Ahmad (left) and Liberia president George Weah (right)
Liverpool and Egypt’s Forward, Mohamed Salah Receives CAF African Player of the year Award – the second consecutive year he has won the award.
Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the title.
He received the award at a ceremony in Senegal on Tuesday.
“I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah said.
Houston Dash and South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana was named Women’s Player of the Year.
Salah was voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in December.
He scored 44 goals for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season, helping the Reds to the Champions League final before scoring twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.
He has scored 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season.
On Tuesday, Caf announced Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
BEST AFRICAN SQUAD: Denis Onyango (Uganda); Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal); Thomas Partey (Ghana), Naby Keita (Guinea), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria); Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Mohmaed Salah (Egypt)
WHO WON WHAT
Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG)
Women’s player of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)
Youth player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Coach of the Year: Herve Renard (Morocco)
Women’s coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
National team of the year: Mauritania
Women’s national team of the year: Nigeria
Goal of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)
Once again, congratulations to Mohammed Sallah.
Source: BBC sport