Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been named as the 2018 African best player of the year in a mouthwatering ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday night, January 8.
The announcement was made by CAF who are the African's football governing body as the Egypt international defeated Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal star Emerick Aubameyang to win the award.
Salah also beat these two players last year for him to win the player of the year award for the first time in his career.
This is the fifth straight nomination for Arsenal and Gabonese striker Emerick Aubameyang who won the player of the year award in 2015.
Last season in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah scored 32 goals for Liverpool winning the golden boot award for the first time.
And already this season, the former Chelsea and Roma star has scored 13 Premier League goals as his club Liverpool stay top on the English topflight standings.