CAF Awards: Mohamed Sallah named Africa’s best player for the second time

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Egypt, Liverpool star, Mohamed Sallah, has won the Africa’s best player award for a second successive time in two years. He was named at the CAF Awards held in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday 8, 2019.

The CAF awards gather Africa’s best footballers around the globe to Senegal to celebrate it’s players for their jobs well done in the past year.

The 26-yaer-old Egyptian finished ahead of Liverpool team-mate, Senegal’s Sadio Mane who ended second, while Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was in third.

The Super Falcons who last year won the African women championship for a record 9th time after beating South Africa via penalties in the final of the championship held in Ghana, also won the women’s national team of the year at the CAF awards in Dakar, Senegal.

Other nominees for the award are South Africa and Cameroon.

And for the first time, a non-power house in African football, Mauritania emerged Africa’s men team of the year.

In other awards category, South Africa coach Desire Eliz beat Nigeria super falcons coach Thomas Denerby to win the best women’s coach of the year.

While Herve Renard of Morocco won the best men’s coach of the year ahead of Nigeria’s coach – Gernot Rohr.