For the second year in a row it was Mohamed Salah Tuesday during a gala evening organized by the African football federation (CAF) in Dakar, capital of Senegal, was elected African footballer of the year. The Egyptian attacker of Liverpool was the preferred choice, on the Senegalese Sadio Mané (Liverpool) and the Gabonees Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).
Salah, at the end of december by the BBC was awarded with the title of best African player of 2018, was elected by a jury composed of trainers and ploegkapiteinen of the landenploegen of the 54 CAF members, supplemented by journalists and former legends from the African football.
The 26-year-old attacker of the Reds comes into the select club of players that have the title multiple times in a row won, such as the Senegalese El Hadji Diouf (2001, 2002), a Mix-Yaya Touré (2011, 2012) and the Kameroener Samuel Eto’o (2003, 2004).
The Frenchman Hervé Renard, the coach of Morocco, was the coach of the year elected. The young Moroccan right back Achraf Hakimi, Real Madrid has rented out to Borussia Dortmund, won the prize of young person of the year.
The prize for the best male team came to Mauritania, and Nigeria in the women won. Player of the year was the South African Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana, player of the tournament and topschutter on the youngest African football championship for women. (belga)