Liverpool and Egyptian striker Mohammed Salah is still King of African football according to British news agency BBC, this after he retained the BBC African Footballer of the year
Salah beat four other nominees who include Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and his compatriot Kalidou Koulibaly along with Morocco’s Medhi Benatia and Ghana’s Thomas Partey.
Salah won the Premier League golden boot with 32 goals in May and scored 10 Champions League goals as Liverpool reached the final where they lost to Real Madrid 3-1. Salah injured his elbow after he fell akwardly with Sergio Ramos.
Salah who has already notched 13 goals in all competitions this season,10 in the Premier league and three in the champions league along with four assists feels he deserved the award.
“I am grateful for winning this award, it was all down to hard work but I also want to thank my teammates who made it possible” Salah told the BBC.
The midfielder is highly placed to win the CAF African Footballer of the year award next year in Dakar Senegal.