Mo Salah just won another big award in Dubai
Mohamed Salah just got another big award in Dubai. The footballer has been racking up the awards in 2019 and was recently named the 'African Player of the Year' as well.
Salah was in Dubai for the 10th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Not only did the Liverpool forward receive the 'Outstanding Arab Athlete' award but he recived it from Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad.
Other winners included Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, who was named 'Local Sports Personality' and Turki Al Sheikh of Saudi Arabia who won the 'Arab Sports Personality prize'.
When Mo Salah met Sheikh Hamdan
The Egyptian forward also met Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid at Zabeel Palace along with other winners at an invite-only ceremony.
Video: @HamdanMohammed attends the Award ceremony honoring winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (@MBRaward) at #Dubai World Trade Centre. pic.twitter.com/iT594pXyiq— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 9, 2019
Earlier this week, he was also named African Player of the Year and he beat stiff competition from his Liverpool teammate, Sadio Mane, and Gabonese and Arsenal player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win the award for the second time.
Video: @HHShkMohd receives the winners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (@MBRaward), in presence of @HamdanMohammed, at Zabeel Palace. #UAE #Dubai pic.twitter.com/28utvefEEm— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 9, 2019
In his first year at Liverpool, Salah not only set a new Premier League record of scoring 32 goals in 38 games and was named the league’s Player of the Year; but he also was the first Arab footballer to be in the conversation for the best player in the world.