Chief Executive Officer of New Edubiase United, Alex Ackumey has tipped Egyptian international Mohammed Salah to retain his African player of the year accolade.
Tonight promises to be one of intense entertainment, music and drama as the best football stars in Africa are honoured, when the winner of the 2018 African Footballer of the Year is revealed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Dakar, Senegal.
Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three players battling for the coveted gong, in a repeat of last year’s shortlist.
Egyptian international Salah is the current holder of the award after his goals played a large part in helping Liverpool reached the Champions League final in 2018.
in the last edition, Senegalese international Sadio Mane finished ahead of Gabon’s Aubameyang, who was then with Borussia Dortmund.
Despite the trio’s outstanding performance in the year under review, Mr. Ackumey believes Salah deserves to retain his crown although he failed to glitter at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“I believe Mohammad Salah will be crowned the African player of year because he has done better than the others in the year under review although he didn’t do well in the World Cup,” Ackumey told Ohene Bampoe-Brenya on Happy FM’s Anopa Bosuo Sports.
Salah has been fantastic form for Liverpool in the ongoing campaign, providing 7 assists and scoring 13 goals in 21 games to help Jurgen Klopp’s side to the summit of the English Premier League log.
By: Ibrahim Zibrilla