Patrick M’Boma: Salah dreams of seven African POTY
Former Cameroon star Patrick M’Boma has revealed Liverpool hitman Mohamed Salah opened up to him about his desire to achieve the African Player of the Year award for seven times.
Salah was named CAF African Player of the Year for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018, becoming the first player to win the award two years in a row after Yaya Toure, who claimed it four years in a row between 2011 and 2014.
“Salah is a fantastic player and proved his superiority since the beginning of his career due to his commitment which is the pillar for achieving mesmeric success,” M’Boma told MBC Masr channel.
“By 25 Salah managed to win two CAF POTY awards and this is a great achievement. I think he can win more like Samuel Eto’o, Abedi Pele and Yaya Toure. He told me he dreams of winning the award for seven times and this is a nice ambition.”
M’Boma also discussed Egypt’s hosting of Africa Cup of Nations, saying that the country is well prepared to organize the African showpiece event.
“Salah’s presence in the Egyptian national team boosts their chances of winning AFCON. Egypt have all the abilities that qualifies it to host a successful edition of the tournament. It’s able to impress the world, it’s disappointing that we [Cameroon] lost the hosting rights but we are preparing for AFCON 2021.”
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