CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad has congratulated Egyptian and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah on his decoration as Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.
Describing Salah as an Ambassador of African football who has done the continent great honour, Ahmad said “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 concluded.
The Liverpool star was crowned at the awards night on Sunday, 22 April 2018, in London, becoming the first African-born player to win the honour.
The 25-year old has had an astronomical season with Liverpool, breaking new grounds since joining in June 2017. A key cog in the Liverpool squad, Salah has scored 41 goals in all competitions thus far and is also the first African to score more than 30 goals in a season in the English top flight.
With four matches to spare, the Salah is in line for the league golden boot award, having netted 31 goals.