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Monday, 8 January 2018

Mohamed Salah crowned as CAF’s African Player of the Year

The Egyptian national football team’s most valuable asset, footballer Mohamed Salah, was crowned as CAF’s African Player of the Year on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Salah won the accolade following a vote by the captains and head coaches of all national teams in the continent. His success after initially facing rejection “provides inspiration to many of Egypt’s 95 mn people that hard times can be overcome,” the AP’s Hamza Hendawi writes. “This award is a big award for me … it’s a special moment for me in my career,” Salah said at the awards ceremony in Ghana. The BBC, ESPN, and also took note of Salah’s win, while Reuters put together a video documenting his rise to football stardom (runtime: 15:58).

Egypt’s national team was also announced as the National Team of the Year, while head coach Hector Cuper was named CAF Coach of the Year, the gang at KingFut report.

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