Salah, Aubameyang and sadio Mane finalists for CAF Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been affirmed as the Player of the Year finalists at the 2018 CAF Awards.
The prestigious honour, set to be awarded at a gala in Dakar, Senegal, one week from now will go to one of three Premier League stars in the wake of sparkling in 2018.
Salah was last year’s winner and he followed up his 2017 achievements with another fine 12 months, breaking the Premier League’s 38-game season goals record, while driving Liverpool to the Champions League last, before completion the year over the alliance table.
Team-mate Mane – second in 2017 – has been similarly influential in the Reds’ success, shaping an overwhelming forward line alongside Salah and Roberto Firmino, and netted in the Kiev final defeat to Real Madrid.
Salah and Mane both went to the World Cup, with Egypt and Senegal separately, but neither made it past the group stage.
In the mean time, 2015 Player of the Year Aubameyang hit the ground running in England after a big move from Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon international scored 10 Premier League goals last term following his switch and, heading into Tuesday’s action, is tied with Salah and Harry Kane at the top of the scoring charts with 13 this season.
Salah and Mane were both on target as Liverpool thrashed Aubameyang’s Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.