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Salah wins African award for second year

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year.

The Egypt international has now become the first player since Nigeria midfield maestro Jay-Jay Okocha to win the awards two years in a row

The 26-year-old beat club teammate Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mehdi Benatia and Thomas Partey to retain the individual award he won last year.

Reacting to the victory, The 26-year-old aims to win the title for a third consecutive year

“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” Salah told BBC .

“There have been many good moments in 2018. The game against Roma at Anfield [Champions League semi-final first leg] was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”

“I try to push myself every day to help the team win something.”

The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season and helped them reach the Champions League final. He also scored twice for Egypt at this year’s World Cup

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