Mohamed Salah described his successful defence of the CAF Men's Player of the Year award as a dream come true.
The Egypt international was named the continent's best player for the second year in succession, at the annual CAF awards ceremony hosted in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday evening.
"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," said Salah.
The 26-year-old, who received 567 points, beat Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane (440 points) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (197 points) to claim the top top accolade for the second year in a row.
Salah scored an incredible 44 goals for club and country in 2018, chipping in with a further 18 assists in a historic year for the Reds forward.
All the winners from the CAF Awards:
Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
Women's player of the Year: Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)
Youth player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Coach of the Year: Herve Renard (Morocco)
Women's coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
National team of the year: Mauritania
Women's national team of the year: Nigeria
Goal of the Year: Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)
Africa All Stars team: Denis Onyango (Uganda); Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal); Thomas Partey (Ghana), Naby Keita (Guinea), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria); Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Mohmaed Salah (Egypt)