Egypt's Mohamed Salah was voted Africa's best player for a second successive year on Tuesday, itching his name among the continent's all-time greats. The Liverpool forward has been named CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year. Just as he did 12 months ago, the Liverpool forward held off competition from teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to land the award. He is the first Egyptian to be named Africa's best player twice and the sixth in the continent to win back-to-back awards after Ghana's Abedi Pele, Liberia's George Weah, Senegal's El Hadji Diouf, Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o and Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure. Salah defended his crown after scoring 44 goals for Liverpool and Egypt in 2018 a performance that also help the Liverpool reach the UEFA Champions League final. His exceptionally beautiful performance saw him finish as the Premier League's top scorer of the 2017-18 Premier League winning the Golden Boot award with a mammoth 32 goals. The nominees for the main award made up the front three in CAF's Africa Best XI of the year, with Guinea's Naby Keita providing further Liverpool representation in a midfield completed by Atletico Madrid and Ghana's Thomas Partey and Manchester City and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez.