The International Federation of History and Statistics (IFFHS) announced that Liverpool and Egypt’s national football team star Mohamed Salah has won the African Player of the Year award 2021, while Al Ahly football team coach Pitso Mosimane won African Coach of the Year award 2021.
IFFHS published on its official website that Salah won the award for the best player in Africa thanks to his brilliant performance under Liverpool.
Salah thus outperformed Algerian Riyad Mahrez and Moroccan Hakim Ziyech.
South African Mosimane won the award for the best club coach in Africa after he led Al Ahly team to win the CAF Champions League, the CAF Super Cup, and the Egypt Cup.
Salah was also crowned with the Golden Foot award in November.
The Golden Foot award is granted by the French Principality of Monaco to the greatest players in the world who are over twenty-eight years old, relying on votes of fans worldwide.
According to the France Football magazine, Salah ranked seventh best player in the world for 2021.
Earlier in November, Salah also won the English Football Association’s award in northwest England “Ladbrokes North West Football”, for best player in the English Premier League for the 2021 season.
In October, he became the first player in the history of Liverpool to score in nine consecutive matches in all competitions, after scoring two goals in a match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid that ended two-three for Liverpool, according to the Opta statistics network.
And in September, Liverpool’s official website listed the top ten scorers in Liverpool’s history with Salah ranking 10th, replacing Sam Raybould.