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Salah named African player of the year

Salah named African player of the year
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The Egypt international also picked up the trophy in 2018.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has again been named the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year.

The Egypt international collected the award in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday night, having also picked up the trophy in 2018.

Salah, 26, fought off competition from Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to top the poll.

The Reds frontman scored 44 times during a stand-out 2017-18 campaign, helping his side reach the Champions League final and also going on to play for the Pharaohs at the World Cup in Russia after recovering from a shoulder injury.

The CAF Women's Player of the Year went to South Africa's Houston Dash forward Chrestinah Thembi.

Salah has so far scored 13 Premier League goals for Jurgen Klopp's table-toppers this season. He was also included in the Africa Best XI 2018 alongside Mane and fellow Liverpool team-mate Naby Keita, captain of the Guinea national side.

Other English top-flight players selected were Gabon forward Aubameyang, Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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