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Egypt’s Mohammed Salah wins African best player award

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah has won the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar.

Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He edged the same two players last year in a vote decided by the technical directors and head coaches of 56 CAF member associations.

Meanwhile, South African Thembi gatlana beats Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala and Francesca Ordega to win the African Women Player of the Year award.

The South African had a tournament to remember as her country finished as runners-up at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana and secured a maiden Women’s World Cup ticket.

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