Egypt’s star striker Mohamed Salah has been named for the second Time in a row African footballer of the year. Coaches and Technical Directors of the 56 member States of the African football Association CAF voted by a majority for the striker of FC Liverpool. Behind the 26-Year-old to be Senegal ended up against team-mate Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon (Arsenal FC). Thus, the identical Trio of the year-on-year.

The final in the Champions League with Liverpool last season, the world Cup participation with his native country and currently a successful season, the Reds are likely to have spoken to Salah. In the Premier League, the reigning top scorer was elected at the end of April of Fans and journalists to the “player of the year”.

Bundesliga-Profi Achraf Hakimi from Borussia Dortmund, was elected at the Gala in Senegal’s capital Dakar at the African young player of the year. The 20-year-old Moroccan is currently on loan from Real Madrid at the BVB. Morocco’s national coach Hervé Renard has been awarded as the best coach of the year. He had taken part with the country at the world Cup in Russia, however, was eliminated already in the group stage.

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana was as a African footballer of the year award. The South African striker plays for Houston Dash in the domestic League. At the Africa Cup in 2018, it was the Top goalscorer and was awarded as the best player. Your national team coach Desiree Ellis was named coach of the year.

As the national team of the year was honored at the men, the Team from Mauritania. It had qualified in November after a victory over Botswana for the first time for the Africa Cup of Nations. For women, the choice of Nigeria was honored, had won the Africa Cup in 2018 in the final against South Africa.


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