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Liverpool forward Mo Salah crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year beating Sadio Mane to award

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Mo Salah has been crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year.

The Liverpool forward has won the gong after a successful year for both club and country.


Salah began the year by reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt and later helped steer his country to their first World Cup finals since 1990.

He scored five of their seven final qualifying stage goals to send them to Russia.

Such was his impact, fans nicknamed the national team 'Salah's Egypt'.

His form continued domestically, as his prolific record in front of goal for Roma earned him a £37million move to Liverpool.

Since switching to Anfield, Salah, 25, has scored 20 goals in all competitions, putting him on course to break the club's seasonal scoring record.

Thirteen of his strikes have come in the Premier League, with the most recent being in the Merseyside derby draw with Everton at the weekend.

"I would like to win this award also next year," Salah told BBC Sport after receiving his awar…

South African FA boss raped me – Singer

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South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago, BBC News reports.
He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has alleged in a blog.
 Jordaan, who organised the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Now living in Sweden, Ferguson said she had been moved by the #MeToocampaign on social media to speak out.

She said the attack took place when she was “high and happy” following her unexpected nomination by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress party to serve in South Africa’s first democratically elected parliament in 1994.
Jordaan, a prominent member of the ANC and president of the South African Football Association, came to her hotel suite after she had given a performance at a dinner.
“He overpowered me and painfully raped me. It must have been over in about 20 seconds although it felt like a lifetime,” s…
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