Mohamed Salah Makes the Shortlist for 2015 African Footballer of the Year
On January 7th, Africa's 2015 Footballer of the Year will be announced. Mohamed Salah is in consideration, but is it enough to break Yaya Touré's winning streak?
It should be no argument that the best Egyptian player currently playing the game is none other than Mohamed Salah. Continuing to prove that he can score goals wherever he plays, Mohamed Salah has been shortlisted as one of the 10 candidates for the 2015 African Player of the Year award.
It doesn’t seem to matter where they send Salah to play, as the international winger scored six goals in 16 appearances for Fiorentina before being traded to Roma, adding another five goals in 10 matches. This impressive display suggests that Salah is a welcome addition to any team, and definitely deserves to be considered for Africa’s Player of the Year.
Competing for the illustrious prize is an impressive list of players, including: Algerians Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) and Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), Ivorians Yaya Touré (Man City) and Serge Aurier (PSG), and Gabonese Striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Although the stellar Salah has delivered an impressive performance for both teams, his competition is super stiff considering that Yaya Touré has won the trophy for the last three years straight, while fellow African, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, has scored 20 goals in 18 appearances for Dortmund so far.
The winner will be announced on January 7th in Abuja, Nigeria, and will be determined through a vote by national team coaches in Africa.