BREAKING NEWS: Salah wins BBC award back to back

Africa Focus By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/12/2018

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award for back to back.

The 26-year-old Egypt international beat Reds teammate Sadio Mane, Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) and Thomas Partey (Ghana)  retains the prize he also won a year ago.

Salah 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 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Former Chelsea star has continued into the current campaign and his winner against Napoli in Tuesday’s Champions League tie increased his tally for the season to 13 strikes.

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