Manchester, May 1 (TNS): Liverpool’s sensational forward Mohammad Salah has won another award this season, as he has been voted Player of the year by the Football Writers’ Association on Tuesday.
Earlier the Egyptian winger won the Professional Footballer’s Association player of the year award, which the highest individual honour in English Football. The Egyptian has also been crowned Player of the Month a record four times in the Premier League.
Salah narrowly piped the Manchester City Belgian Kevin De Bruyne in a ballot of 400 FWA members and won the award almost by a mere margin of 20 votes. Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane came third in the Pecking order.
The 25-year-old winger has now become the first ever African player who has grabbed the FWA award since its inception in 1948.
FWA Chairman Patrick Barclay said, “It has been an amazing race between two players who have reached world-class pedigree in a relatively short time. However, Salah is the worthiest of winners and also the first player who hails from Africa and we congratulate him on a fabulous season”
The Egyptian winger has helped Liverpool, who stands in third place in the Premier League, into the Champions League Semifinals for the first time in a decade.
The Merseyside club faces AS Roma in the second leg in the Italian capital on Wednesday and lead 5-2 from the opening game at Anfield in which Salah scored twice and assisted two other goals.
Mohammad Salah will head to the World Cup after the end of the season in Russia in June to play for Egypt who have been drawn with Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Russia in Group A which will comprise of 4 nations.