Salah wins African Player of the Year award

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Mohamed Salah to kids in Africa: Never stop dreaming

The Reds duo were both in the running to win African Player of the Year last night, alongside Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Salah helped the Pharaohs end a 28 year wait for an appearance at the World Cup by qualifying for Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 edition in Russia and he is optimistic the team will do well.

Salah has assisted Mané four times in the Premier League this season, with only Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta providing more goals as a combination in the top flight.

Meanwhile, Salah has said his country will do "something special" in the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year. "I want to dedicate this award to all the kids in Africa and Egypt and tell them never stop dreaming and never stop believing", he added.

Salah became the second after the Egyptian Mahmoud El-Khatib, was awarded the title of player of the year by the African football Confederation. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

"This is a big award for me, a special moment in my career". This is the first year CAF allowed captains of those teams to also vote for the continent's best player, it said. He netted the stoppage time penalty against Congo, which sent the Egyptian team to the world cup competition.

RedBull Salzburg of Austria and Zambia forward Patson Daka, 19, won the young player award after enjoying a breakout season for loan club FC Liefering and country.

Salah was the central figure for Egypt as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations.

"We are happy to play together".

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