Salah named first African FWA Player of the Year

Salah named first African FWA Player of the Year

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has received yet another award for his excellent debut season at the club, after he was named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award on Tuesday.

Salah becomes the first African to win the coveted prize, seeing off challenge from Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne, and Harry Kane of Tottenham, who finished second and third respectively.

The latest recognition comes after the Egypt international was also named as the PFA player of the year earlier this month. It was a close battle between the ex-Chelsea player and PL winner with City, De Bruyne, as both players accounted for majority of the votes.

The 25-year-old has been in incredible form since his £34m move from Serie A side, AS Roma, last summer, scoring 43 goals, and providing 13 assists in all competitions for the Reds.

Salah’s goals have taken Liverpool to the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League, where he netted a brace against his former club, Roma, in the first leg at Anfield last week.

Liverpool will be hoping that Salah can continue his remarkable form when they take on Roma in the second leg of their CL last four tie at the Stadio Olympico.

Salah is the tenth Liverpool player to win the FWA award, with Luis Suarez and Steve Gerrard, the most recent winners from the club.

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