Prolific Liverpool scorer and Egyptian International, Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the 2017/2018 season, making it the second time in a row in Dakar Senegal after winning same prestigious award last year for 2017.
The Liverpool forward won the award ahead of fellow club team mate, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Gabon.
On the other hand, South Africa’s Bayana Bayana Sensation, Themba Thembi Kgatlana won the Female top prize as well as the goal of the season award while Nigeria’s National Women’s Team won the Women’s Team of the year Award.
Also, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis was named the Women’s Coach of the Year with Herve Rennard of Morocco clinching the top prize in the make category.
Similarly, Mauritania won the Men’s Team of the Year award just as Nigeria did in the Female category.
However, Egypt has been tipped by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2019 edition of the African Nations Cup following failure of Cameroon, the initial winner of the hosting rights to show absolute readiness to stage the tourney after CAF officials passed a vote of no confidence on visitation to some facilities and stadia outlined for the tournament which according to them are still in poor state with just few months to the much anticipated showpiece including some security concerns.
Egypt will be hosting the The tournament for the 5th time and is slated to hold between June 15 and July 13 later in 2019.
Meanwhile, this is how the Africa Best XI for 2017/2018 season in review looks like as revealed at the just concluded CAF 2018 Awards in Dakar as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;