Mo Salah mural is painted on the wall in his native Egypt

Mo Salah mural is painted on the wall in his native Egypt


The Many Crowns that Bestride Mo Salah


A famous African proverb says that the Eagle which will fly does not crawl for long. This is true about Mohammed Salah, the football man of the moment in Africa.

Wining the BBC African Footballer of the Year, Premier League Player of the Month (November) all in 2017 has not come by any accident.

Salah’s impressive season took another turn for the best after he was crowned Confederation of African Football’s best player for the first time.

Salah joins a host of famous names to win including Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o.

Sun UK reports that Salah will need to make space in his trophy cabinet after he was crowned BBC’s African Footballer of the Year last month.

“Salah, a £34million summer signing from Roma, has excelled on his return to the Premier League this season.

The 25-year-old has remarkably found the net 17 times in 19 league appearances for the Reds with another five in six in the Champions League”

in 2012, Salah became the UAFA Golden Boy, CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year also in 2012, SAFP Golden Player – Swiss Golden Player Award for best player in the Swiss Super League in 2013.

Salah, in 2013 became the El Heddaf Arab Footballer of the Year; FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) top scorer in 2014 (shared) and 2018 (shared). He became the Roma Player of the Season: 2015–16 and Globe Soccer Awards Best Arab Player of the Year in 2016.

Mo Salah brought glory to Egypt in 2016 and 2017 as it the CAF Team of the Years and CAF Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament in 2017.

Therefore, his crowning of the BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2017, Premier League Player of the Month: November 2017, Arab Player of the Year: 2017 and ultimately CAF African Footballer of the Year: 2017 is the crescendo of foregoing testaments.


Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles