Maradona backs Salah for BBC African Player of the Year
Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona has backed Egypt’s Mohamed Salah in his race to win BBC African Player of the Year.
In television comments to Sada El-Balad channel, Maradona has expressed his support for Salah in his attempt to capture the BBC African Player of the Year award.
“I would like to support Salah who has greatly succeeded with Roma and Liverpool,” Maradona said.
“He’s a wonderful player who surely deserves the award.”
The Liverpool winger has been shortlisted for the award alongside teammate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well as RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita.
The 25-year-old has been nominated for his impressive performances with Roma last season and Liverpool this season where he scored seven goals in 11 league games so far, as well as five goals in six Champions League matches.
He also managed to lead Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 after scoring a brace against Congo in the group qualifier last month which led to automatic qualification.
The award, whose winner will be will be announced on Monday, December 11, has been previously won by Ahly legends Mohamed Barakat and Mohamed Abou-Treika in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
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