Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah says he aspires to be the greatest ever footballer to come out of his country. The Liverpool forward is in Accra, the Ghanaian capital for Thursday night’s 2017 AITEO CAF Awards.
Speaking at a pre-event press briefing in Accra on his arrival from England, Salah expressed pride at being in the final shortlist and underlined his desire to win.
“I’m very proud to be here now. I am always (thinking) in my mind that I want to win everything. I want to win more than anyone that came before me,” said the former Basel star.
Egypt are known to have produced prominent and highly successful football stars in the past including Hossam Hassan, Mohammed Aboutrika etc but Salah who already has 32 goals from 56 caps with the Pharaohs is driven by a mindset to surpass the Egyptian greats.
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“In my mind, I want to be the best player ever in Egypt in our history,” he confidently asserted.
“I know what I want, I know I have to do it. I’m working hard everyday, improving myself so that’s what I want. I think I’m going well at the moment and I’m going to see in the future one after the other.”
Salah arrived Accra alongside his clubmate Sadio Mane who is also in the final shortlist of three players for Thursday evening’s awards. Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang completes the shortlist.