Mohamed Salah will face competitors from Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane if he’s to comb a 3rd consecutive African Player of the Year award.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) tweeted that Egypt’s Salah, Mane of Senegal as nicely Manchester City’s Algerian ahead Riyad Mahrez had been on the shortlist for the award.
Salah was topped the continent’s high participant in 2017 and 2018 whereas Mahrez took it in 2016.
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Salah and Mane helped Liverpool to the Champions League, European Super Cup, and Club World Cup this yr.
Mahrez, in the meantime, was a part of the City workforce who efficiently defended the Premier League title.
He was additionally a key a part of the Algerian squad which triumphed within the African Cup of Nations.
The winner of the African Player of the Year award can be introduced in Egypt on January 7.