Liverpool’s Egypt winger Mohamed Salah is not the third African footballer of the year. This time, his club mate Sadio also received the honor. In addition to Salah, running for the prestigious award means stars like Riyad Mahrez, Kalidou Kulibali, Pierre Emerick-Abameyang.
Prior to this, he did not receive the award on three occasions. Runners up, losing twice to club-team captain Mohamed Salah, became third. But this time, Sadio did not burn in the pain of losing the prize. The Senegalese star has left the award for the best footballer in Africa.
The winger won the prize by getting 5 points. Only Salah has the credit of winning this award by getting more points from him. Salah finished second with 125 points. Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez finished third with 20 points. Mahrez became Africa’s 27th year.
In addition to Salah and Mahrez, the prize runners were Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (striker, Gabon, Arsenal), Kalidou Kulibali (center back, Senegal, Napoli), Hakeem Sikh (midfielder, Morocco, Akafork, Aksarakt), Ashrakwak, Aksarak, Ashok ), Idrisa Gana Gae (Midfielder, Senegal, PSG), Nicholas Pepe (Winger, Ivory Coast, Arsenal), Andre Onana (Goalkeeper, Cameroon, Income) X), Nabi Keita (midfielder, Guinea, Liverpool), Ismail Benesar (midfielder, Algeria, AC Milan), Tomas Party (midfielder, Ghana, Atletico Madrid), Wilfried Enididi (midfielder, Witteringer, Nigeria), Carry d’Ivoire, Crystal Palace).
That means Africa is the second-best player in Senegal’s history. Prior to this, El Hadji Diouf of Senegal was twice the African of the year in 20 and 212. He once played in Liverpool.
Last season, there were 3 goals and 12 assists in 3 matches. Help Liverpool win the Champions League. He has also won the World Cup and UEFA Super Cup titles this season. He did not win the African Cup of Nations title for the national team. The runner-up was Senegal on 27th.
Yesterday, the award was given in the city of Hurghada, Egypt. Who knows whether Salah has burned his hard-earned African sera award for the third time in his hometown. The star, though, did not forget to congratulate his club-mate on Instagram.
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