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Salah Wins 2018 BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award

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Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.

The Liverpool goal poacher finished ahead of Reds teammate Sadio Mane in the poll, as well as Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) and Thomas Partey (Ghana).

The No.11 enjoyed one of the greatest debut seasons in Liverpool history, scoring 44 goals to help the club reach the Champions League final, and then represented his country at the World Cup.

“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah.

“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added. “The game against Roma at Anfield [Champions League semi-final first leg] was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”

Salah said his aim for 2019 is “to win something with the club so everyone is excited”.

“I try to push myself every day to help the team win something,” he added.

Salah becomes the first player since Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha to win in consecutive years.

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