Mo Salah named Africa’s best ever footballer with Liverpool ace ahead of Yaya Toure by Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny

MOHAMED SALAH is the best African football of all-time, according to his compatriot Mohamed Elneny.

Speaking to Arsenal's YouTube channel, the Gunners midfielder was asked to pick who he believed was the continent's greatest-ever talent.

And after ruling the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba out of the running, Elneny was left to choose between Salah and Toure.

Elneny revealed: "Mohamed Salah is a legend now in Egypt and he’s still playing.

"We know that legends are usually when they finish their careers.

"But when they’re still playing and people look at you as a legend this is something big. He’s a really good guy.

"Toure, because he’s a midfielder I know what he’s doing and I know how it’s different, because it’s more difficult than a striker.

"Strikers get the chance to score all the time and midfielders have to do so many things.

"But of course I go for Mohamed Salah!"

Liverpool star Salah has won two African Footballer of the Year awards during his illustrious career – in 2017 and 2018.

Club-mate Sadio Mane pinched the award from his grasp in 2019 – the last time the accolade was awarded.


But Salah still has a fair way to go to be win the individual award more than anyone else.

Both Toure and Eto'o won the African Footballer of the Year gong FOUR times, with the City man doing it in consecutive years between 2011 and 2014.

Ghana legend Abedi Pele and Liberian ace George Weah won the award three times apiece.

Chelsea legend Drogba won the award twice, finishing second a record-breaking four times.

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