Although the 'African Player of the Year' category at the 2018 CAF Awards came down to three strong finalists, we knew it was only a matter of time before Mohamed Salah took home the prize for the second time in a row – and, of course, that deservedly happened.
Since joining Liverpool, Salah has continued to dominate conversations in football. Last season, he scored 44 goals for the club in all competitions. This season, he has scored 13 goals so far in the Premier League, making him the current second highest goalscorer.
When you add Salah’s win to Egypt’s selection as new hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), you can agree the country very much dominated the event yesterday. Still, Nigeria got a chance to shine by winning the 'Women’s Team of the Year' award.
Last year, the Super Falcons became the first African country to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after making it through to the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) semifinals. They went on the win the trophy, solidifying their place as the most successful team in the tournament.
You can check out the rest of the winners at the CAF Awards right here.