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Egypt's Mohamed Salah Has Been Named BBC's African Footballer of the Year

The 25 year-old Liverpool forward beat out four other African players to claim the fan-voted title.

Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year by BBC Sports.

The Liverpool forward earned the title after gaining the most votes in a fan poll, beating out Victor Moses of Nigeria, Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean footballer Naby Keita, and Senegal's Sadio Mane.

He is the third Egyptian player to be named African Footballer of the Year, and the first since 2008, when Mohamed Aboutrika took the title.

"I am very happy to win this award," the 25-year-old told BBC Sports. "It's always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy."

His win comes after the star player helped Egypt qualify for for the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

"I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard," said the player of his standout performance.

Major goals. Congrats to the young athlete!





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The Nigerian superstar, who's coming off a headline-grabbing sold out show at Madison Square Garden, jumped onstage to perform a medley of his brand new single "Last Last" (which just dropped last Friday) and the high-energy "Kilometre" backed by a full band and a drum line.

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You Can Now Watch the Documentary 'Bigger Than Africa' on Netflix

Award-winning Nigerian Director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye's first feature film is out this Friday, the 13th exclusively on the global streaming platform.

Netflix's investment in original African stories has seen a hoard of brilliant minds and their creations gain access to global audiences. The latest creative to share their narrative on the global streaming platform is award-winning Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye and his first feature film 'Bigger Than Africa'. The film, produced by Los Angeles-based Motherland Productions is available on the streaming platform this Friday, May 13th.


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