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By: Evans Gyamera-Antwi
Caf president Ahmad Ahmad believes Egypt international and Liverpool superstar Mohammed Salah is currently the best player in the world.
Salah has been in a blistering form for club and country helping Egypt to qualify to the 2018 Fifa World Cup for the first time in 30 years.
Again, he has scored 41 goals in all competitions and has helped Liverpool to set up a semifinal clash against Roma in the Uefa Champions League.
“Myself, I think if Liverpool win the Uefa Champions League, he maybe in the [final] best three players in the world because the performance of his club and national team are all important for him to make the list,” Ahmad told AshesGyamera.com, after visiting the King of Asante Kingdom in Kumasi.
“Honestly, he’s the best now. Not even Messi [or Ronaldo] are the current best players in the world but Salah,” he added.
Ahmad also insisted that Salah’s performance in Europe has vindicated the technical team of Caf, following their decision to name him as the reigning best player on the continent.
“When Africans chose the best Player of the Year, Salah was the best so it’s an evidence that Caf did a very good job,” he said.
“People criticized us the technical team but they chose the best and I’m very happy for that and for the team that selected him.”
Salah has been voted as the 2018 PFA Player of the Year.