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Mohamed Salah wins African footballer award for second time

Mohamed Salah wins African footballer award for second time

No Nigerian player was named in the team of the year as the likes of William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa and Iheanacho were also ignored by CAF.

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football's 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday.

With the win, the Liverpool superstar retains the award he won a year ago to become the first North African to win the prestigious diadem back-to-back.

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The Egyptian received the accoladeat a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday evening, where he was also included in the Africa Best XI for 2018 alongside Mane and Naby Keita.

Kgatlana beat three-time victor Asisat Oshoala and her Falcons teammate Francisca Ordega to the title.

"It's a great award because I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row", Salah said after winning the POTY prize.

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Borussia Dortmund and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi beat Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi to the Young Player of the Year Award.

Men's Coach of the Year: Aliou Cisse (Senegal), Herve Renard (Morocco), Moine Chaabani (Esperance).

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Salah took the top honours to beat Anfield teammate Sadio Mane into second place, with Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finishing in third.