Mo Salah wins CAF African player of the year

Egypt's Mo Salah celebrates a goal in a past game./file

Dakar, SENEGAL: Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah is 2018 African player of the year.

Mo Salah was feted on Tuesday at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony that was held in Dakar, Senegal.

Salah who has won the award for the second time in a row was nominated alongside Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

“This award is very big for me, I love it because I saw it when I was young and I always had a dream to win it one day…I’m proud to win it twice, I must thank my family and my team mates, and I dedicate this award to my country, Egypt,” Salah said during his acceptance speech.

The 26 year old footballer’s performance through 2018 saw him retain his position as BBC African footballer of the year as well as obtaining the sixth position in last year’s Ballon d’Or ranking.