After winning an online poll, Mohamed Salah was voted as 2018’s African Player of the Year, beating the likes of Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly to the accolade.
Despite opposition fans earlier in the season claiming that the Liverpool no.11 is a one season wonder, Salah has scored 10 goals in 14 Premier League games, making him the joint highest scorer in the division alongside Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
He finished last season with 44 goals, with 10 coming in the Champions League as he guided the Reds to the final in Kiev.
Another 32 came in the Premier League, making him the highest scoring player in a 38-game, topping the likes of Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.
A statement on the Liverpool website reads: “Mo Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
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“The Liverpool and Egypt forward, who was the top choice from a five-man shortlist in an online vote of supporters, retains the prize he also won a year ago.
“Salah finished ahead of Reds teammate Sadio Mane in the poll, as well as Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) and Thomas Partey (Ghana).”