AFRICA

CAF Awards: Mohamed Salah rules Africa again as Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa wins Female Player and Goal of the Year


Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been named the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

The 26-year-old, who was voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in December, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the award ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal.

South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana who plays her club football for Houston Dash in the United States was named Women's Player of the Year. She also went home with the best Goal of the Year.

The Youth Player of the Year award went to Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Borussia Dortmund with head coach of Morocco, Herve Renard winning the Men’s Coach of the Year.

The Women’s Coach of the Year award went to Desiree Ellis of South Africa while Mauritania’s senior national team was adjudged the best Men’s National Team of the Year.

The best Women’s National Team of the Year award went to Nigeria
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