CAF president Ahmad Ahmad congratulates Salah
Confederation of African football (CAF) president Ahmad has today congratulated Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah for emerging as the winner of the 2017/18 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year.
Salah – who is reigning African player of the year – was last night Sunday, 22 April 2018, in London crowned PFA player of the year, becoming the first African-born player to win the accolade.
The winger has had a blinding season with Liverpool, having eclipsed records and reaching milestone since joining them. Salah has bagged 41-goals overall, in all the competitions – making him the first African to score more than 30 goals in a single season in English top flight.
CAF president Ahmad said that the African football landscape is proud of Salah’s achievement as a true son of the soil, having proved that African players have the ability to rub shoulders with the best in the world.
Ahmad added that Salah’s unrivalled commitment to both Egypt and Liverpool makes him a role model, laying down the marker to the youth across the continent and beyond.
“Salah has really made Africa proud. As the reigning African Player of the Year, he has proven that African players have the ability to rub shoulders with the best in the world. The African football family is proud of Salah’s achievement as a true son of the soil.
“His unrivalled commitment to both club and country makes him a role model to the youth across the continent and beyond. We wish him the best in his future endeavours,” Ahmad said.
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