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Salah first Egyptian to win English Premier League Player of the Month award

Salah is the first Egyptian to win the Player of the Month award in EPL history

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 15 Dec 2017
File Photo: Mohamed Salah celebrating his goal against Sevilla. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has been rewarded for his brilliant run of form in November with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award, the Premier League announced on Friday.

"Each month I want to score many goals and help the team to win games," Salah was quoted as saying on the English Premier League official website on Friday.

"That month, I scored seven goals and it's a good feeling, but for me the most important thing is the result and we had good results that month," the Egyptian star added.

The 25-year-old is the first Egyptian to win the Player of the Month award in EPL history.

He scored seven goals in November; doubles against West Ham, Southampton and Chelsea while also netting in Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Salah, who joined Liverpool last summer from Serie A side Roma, has hit the headlines in England, scoring 20 goals in 24 appearances on all fronts with Liverpool so far. He’s currently the Premier League top scorer with a 13-goal tally.

He won on Monday the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, beating his teammate Senegalese star Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Burnley's Robbie Brady, Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young of Manchester United, Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi were also nominated.

Salah was instrumental in Egypt's successful campaign in the World Cup qualifiers, which saw the Pharaohs reach the football's most prestigious showpiece for the first time since 1990.

He is among the candidates for the CAF 2017 African player of the year award. The Awards Gala will be held in Accra on 4 January, 2018.


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