CAF Awards, S. Africa's Kgatlana, Egypt's Mo Salah are the best

CAF Awards, S. Africa's Kgatlana, Egypt's Mo Salah are the best

The forward found himself being voted into the CAF team of the year, alongside Salah.

Mohamad Salah beat Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane to the 2018 Caf African Player of the Year award at a ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal.

Having received his trophy, Salah was coaxed into performing a little victory dance alongside Mane as the pair shared the stage with Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour.

Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football, as the country beat sole rivals South Africa earlier Tuesday to decide which country hosted the 2019 Cup of Nations.

From leading Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, to reaching the Champions League final in May, to breaking the Premier League's seasonal goalscoring record in his debut campaign for Liverpool, it was quite a year.

He has scored 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season. Early in his career Salah found scoring hard, resulting in him quitting Chelsea for Italian outfits Fiorentina and then Roma.

Women's Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian), Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit), Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash).

After accepting his award, the 26-year-old striker looked shocked as the event organisers in Senegal brought up a live band to lay.

The other male awards went to France-born Morocco coach Herve Renard, the Mauritania national team, and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in the youth category.