Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah won the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year for the second consecutive year in Senegal, Dakar on Tuesday.

The Egyptian forward held off stiff competition from his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to capture the title he won last year.

Salah was instrumental for the five-time Champions League winners last season, scoring 44 goals as they reached the Champions League final before scoring twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.

This season the 26-year-old talisman has already scored 16 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.

Salah was also voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in December.

Africa Best XI:

Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/Uganda), Serge Aurier (Tottenham/Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Juventus/Morocco), Eric Bailly (Manchester United/Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal); Naby Keita (Liverpool/Guinea), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid/Ghana), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City/Algeria); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal)