Egyptian star and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, was listed on the best formation for the African continent for 2021, which was issued by the website of the International Federation of History and Statistics, Thursday.
The ideal formation for the brown continent in 2021 included Al-Ahly player Ali Maaloul, and South African coach Pitso Mosimane was chosen as the best coach for Al-Ahly.
The ideal formation in Africa 2021 was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy from Chelsea.
Defense: Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly), Ashraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).
Midfield: Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig), Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain), Franck Kessié (Milan).
Attack: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Sebastian Haller (Ajax), Sadio Mane (Liverpool).
Subs: Onana, Matip, Baghdad Bounedjah, Bailly, Hakim Ziyech, Naby Keita and Thomas Partey.
The International Federation of History and Statistics announced earlier in December that Salah has won the African Player of the Year award for 2021, while Mosimane won African Coach of the Year award 2021.
IFFHS published on its official website that Salah won the award for the best player in Africa thanks to his brilliant performance under Liverpool.
Salah thus outperformed Algerian Riyad Mahrez and Moroccan Hakim Ziyech.
South African Mosimane won the award for the best club coach in Africa after he led Al Ahly team to win the CAF Champions League, the CAF Super Cup, and the Egypt Cup.
Salah was also crowned with the Golden Foot award in November.
The Golden Foot award is granted by the French Principality of Monaco to the greatest players in the world who are over twenty-eight years old, relying on votes of fans worldwide.
According to the France Football magazine, Salah ranked seventh best player in the world for 2021.
Earlier in November, Salah also won the English Football Association’s award in northwest England “Ladbrokes North West Football”, for best player in the English Premier League for the 2021 season.
In October, he became the first player in the history of Liverpool to score in nine consecutive matches in all competitions, after scoring two goals in a match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid that ended two-three for Liverpool, according to the Opta statistics network.
And in September, Liverpool’s official website listed the top ten scorers in Liverpool’s history with Salah ranking 10th, replacing Sam Raybould.