Home » Sport

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah named African footballer of the year

12 December, 2017, 17:59 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Mohamed Salah

The 25-year-old has already scored 19 goals this season under Jürgen Klopp, equalling his Roma tally from 2016-17 in less than half a season, which translated to him finding the back of the net once every 98 minutes.

After receiving the award, Salah said: "I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me".

The Reds signed Salah from Roma in the summer for €50million (€42m plus €8m in add-ons) and the Egypt star has so far been a sensation early in his Anfield career.

It was a one-two for Liverpool in the voting as Sadio Mane was the runner-up to Mane, while Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the top three and Naby Keita, who will be joining Liverpool from Red Bull Leipzig next summer, was fifth.

"I am very happy here at the club".

Meet 6-year-old Ryan ranked 8th richest YouTuber in Forbes' list
He is the host of Ryan ToysReview , a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, is also reportedly a multi-millionaire. However, one little boy who appears to have found a gap in the online video market is Ryan from Ryan ToysReview .


"I'd also like to win it next year", Salah joked upon receiving the award, following on from Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez's triumph last term with Yaya Touré of Manchester City the 2015 victor, claiming the gong for the second time.

"I always follow my own way and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way".

He added, "I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard".

With this achievement, Salah becomes the third Egyptian to wear this crown after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008).

"I have to thank everyone, my team-mates, the people I work with".

Recommended:

  • Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults

    Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults

    But he said Michigan State is "ready, willing and able to cooperate" with any inquiry by state or federal authorities. Thursday, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges.
    Major League Baseball  free agent rumors: Cubs closing in on RP Brandon Morrow

    Major League Baseball free agent rumors: Cubs closing in on RP Brandon Morrow

    The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow on Sunday, according to multiple outlets. Morrow went back to the bullpen with the Padres late in 2015 and established himself a quality back-end reliever in 2016.
    Plane crash into San Diego home kills two passengers

    Plane crash into San Diego home kills two passengers

    Federal Aviation Administration Public Information Officer Allen Kenitzer said the FAA and the NTSB will investigate the crash. When he got to the back yard of the home, he saw the wreck of a small, single-engine plane in the house.
  • India, Russia and China slam terrorism

    India, Russia and China slam terrorism

    Russia , China and India on Monday condemned terrorism in all forms and reaffirmed their determination to prevent and counter it. She conveyed that there were issues where India has its sensitivities and concerns and that should be respected.
    Sea Of Thieves Has A Release Date And A New Trailer

    Sea Of Thieves Has A Release Date And A New Trailer

    Grab your crew and journey into a unique shared world where each pirate is a real player with their own intentions and goals. While the game launches this coming March, the controller will be available a bit earlier, arriving February 6.
    HWL finals: Holders Australia, Argentina set for final showdown today

    HWL finals: Holders Australia, Argentina set for final showdown today

    Argentina got a penalty corner in the 17th mintue and Gonzalo Peillat made no mistake in dumping the ball inside India's goal. Naveen also awarded Rs 5 lakh cheques to each support staff after India clinched bronze against Germany in the Final clash.
  • You can now pre-order apps for your Apple devices

    You can now pre-order apps for your Apple devices

    The feature is available on all iterations of the App Store, so iOS , macOS, and even tvOS apps can all be offered for preorder . For 48 hours, the "What's New" screen did not reference the app at all, not until its official release on December 6th .
    Trump latest to vow return trip to moon

    Trump latest to vow return trip to moon

    Under Space Policy Directive 1, the moon is seen as a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of Mars exploration. SpaceX launches rockets for customers including Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the American military.
    Injured in Powerful Earthquake in SE Iran

    Injured in Powerful Earthquake in SE Iran

    In the epicenter of the quake, which struck at about 12:43 local time, the tremor measured magnitude 7-8 points. Officials said old houses were damaged in six villages, and classes at schools and universities were canceled.
  • Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India!

    Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India!

    "This fantastic meteor shower is happening as the Earth passes through a cloud of dust left behind by an ancient asteroid". New Jersey Herald astronomy columnist Warren Westura lists 14 meteor showers this month in addition to the Geminids.
    Google launches Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies photography apps for Android and iOS

    Google launches Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies photography apps for Android and iOS

    After the photo session, you can review the contact sheet and save either single photographs or the entire photoshoot. Camera apps on our smartphones are responsible for our overall experience of taking a picture or recording a video .
    Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott leads against New York Giants

    Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott leads against New York Giants

    The Cowboys took a pretty memorable punch four weeks ago, when they gave up eight sacks in an ugly loss to the Atlanta Falcons . Witten scored on the next play to break a 10-all tie with 7:38 to play and it seemed to take the air out of the Giants (2-11).


Popular

Manny Pacquiao Responds To 2018 McGregor Boxing Match Idea
I'll give it to him though, for a [expletive] 95-year-old dude, this guy's still pretty feisty. UFC President Dana White was recently asked about the reported Pacquiao vs.

Site C decision coming Monday
Approved in 2014, construction on the controversial project began in 2015 and former premier Christy Clark had said she hoped to move it beyond the point of no return before this year's election.

Breastfeeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight
The airline claims that she refused to put her son in his seat after the cabin doors had been closed, an account she disputes. Rui said she "didn't want to cause any trouble", so she pulled her son off and "forced-buckled" him into the seat.

Apple to launch new iPhones with bigger display and better battery life
Nikkei reports that Apple is planning three new iPhones for 2018 with edge-to-edge display design similar to iPhone X . In addition to the OLED iPhones, Apple is also reportedly working on an affordable 6.1-inch LCD model.

Shubhankar shoots 7-under, takes 5-shot lead into final round
It's all set up for a thrilling 2018 edition of the Joburg Open, but will anyone be able to stop India's steam train, Sharma? After rounds of 65 and 64, Pulkkanen slumped to a one-over 73 that included a double-bogey six at 16.

Two Pharaonic tombs discovered in Egypt's Luxor
He speculates that the tomb could possibly belong to a person named Djehuty Mes , as this name is inscribed on one of the walls. The tombs were found about 125 miles south of Cairo, in the Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi district near the city of Samalut.

Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao opening odds: 'Notorious' (no surprise) is underdog
It is unclear when McGregor will return to fighting or if he intends to compete again in the UFC. I have transcended both the sport of MMA and boxing", he said.

Big Boss 11: Salman Khan is angry at Arshi Khan
When Shilpa's mother was meeting the housemates, Arshi didn't even greet her and chose to sit in the corner. Salman literally rolls on the floor laughing as he didn't quite understand what was happening between them.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says title defence is over
It's fair to say that one of the reasons behind our title triumph last season was down to playing fewer games than our rivals.

Broncos snap losing streak with shutout victory over Jets
The defense produced the takeaways that became their hallmark in 2015 and special teams , well, they caught the ball on returns. The Jets looked more like a team in contention for the No. 1 overall draft pick (likely Sam Darnold ?) than a contender.