Salah Shortlisted for African Player of the Year Award

Salah Shortlisted for African Player of the Year Award

Friday, 30 November, 2018 - 19:00
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. (Getty Images)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been shortlisted for the African player of the year award.

He joins 33 others in vying for the award.

Other big-name nominees announced by the Confederation of African Football include Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.

Madagascar striker Faneva Ima Andriatsima was also nominated and is a long-shot after his goals helped his country qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, its first major tournament.

The list will be cut to three finalists and the winner will be announced on January 8 in Dakar, Senegal.

Salah won the award last year after a record-breaking season at Liverpool.

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