This is why they work hard, this is why they play, this is why we watch them, and certainly the moment when football fans bite their fingers and hope their favourite is the continents’ favourite. Well, on the 8, of January, CAF let the cat out of the bag by pronouncing Mohammed Salah as Africa’s best on planet Earth and the remainder of the other planets if it contains African footballers.
He is only the second Egyptian after Mahmoud Al-Khatib in 1983 to lay hands on the award.
He break the long standing ‘hudo’ in the premier league, watering 32 goals in the league and also getting double figures in the champions league.
The “Egyptian king” as he is popularly referred to, out-classed Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane’ and tiptoed his way over Arsenal goal hunter (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang), to win the coveted award.
The handwriting was on the wall for all to see, and to be fair to caf the football Salah played was close to perfection and untrodden.
The ‘Egyptian king’ has succeeded in building an empire in-and-around the continent and has joined some super humans in the Legendary books, winning the award twice and more in a blink of an eye;
• Abedi pele 1991-1992-1993
• George Weah 1994-1995
•El Hadji Diouf 2001-2002
•Samuel Eto’o 2003-2004-2005,2010
•Yaya Toure’ 2011-2012-2013-2014
•Mohammed Salah 2017-2018