Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has been put on a list of 34 players in the running for the African player of the year award. The Egypt international won the award last year.
Other big-name nominees announced by the Confederation of African Football include Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria. The list will be cut to three finalists and the winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.
Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. He is considered the world’s fourth most expensive player from a transfer value perspective by the CIES.
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