BBC Award: Salah Wants To Surpass Okocha’s Record
Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah is aiming to surpass a record of former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha.
Before now, Okocha was the only player to have won the BBC Africa Footballer for two consecutive times in 2003 and 2004.
However, Salah, who won the prize in 2017, equaled the record when he was announced winner of the 2018 edition of the award.
The player, expressing his excitement, said he is looking forward to a great football season, and winning the award in 2019.
“It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year.
“There have been many good moments in 2018.
“I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling,” Salah said.
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season and helped them to reach the Champions League final.
The 26-year-old also scored twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.
Earlier in 2018, Salah won the English double — the Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Player of the Year.
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