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African MVP of the weekend: Mohamed Salah back on top

African MVP of the weekend: Mohamed Salah back on top

With Choupo-Moting still shining with Bayern, Youcef Belaïli at the top with Ajaccio and Mohamed Salah defeating Tottenham, the choice of the African MVP of the weekend was a difficult one. But Sport News Africa has opted for Mohamed Salah, who finds his sensations as a striker ... thanks to the Editor. More details.

We knew the movie "The Return of the Mummy", but today in Liverpool, we witness the "awakening of the Pharaoh". Mohamed Salah scored a brace to give the Reds victory at Tottenham (2-1) in the clash of the 15th day of the Premier League. A return to grace for the 30-year-old Egyptian ... since October 12 against Glasgow Rangers. Remember, SNA had highlighted the ghostly start of Salah's season that day. The attacker signaled with a hat-trick, the fastest in the history of the Champions League.

Mohamed Salah is in fact the top scorer in the Champions League with 7 goals. With his double on Sunday, he now totals 6 goals in the Premier League. Even if he is far from the leader Erling Haaland, the number 11 of the Reds seems to be finding all his sensations as a striker.

Since October 12 and the alert of SNA, Mohamed Salah has scored nine goals in nine games in all competitions, including four in the league. However, what is most striking are the opponents that the Egyptian international (83 caps, 45 goals) has defeated in the meantime. Four days after his hat-trick against Rangers, the former Roma player inflicted on Manchester City his first (and only) defeat of the season (1-0).

Salah then scored against Ajax and Leeds. This week, in the Champions League, the 30-year-old found the net to beat Napoli and make them bite the dust for the first time this season in all competitions. Before doing so, he will face Tottenham on Sunday.

The World Cup to recharge the batteries

At the beginning of the season, Mohamed Salah clearly worried many observers in England. In addition to his inefficiency, it is especially physically that he questioned. Unable to dribble his opponents, to take speed to the defenders, and to multiply the runs as before, he dragged his slump on the lawns. Result in figures: only 5 goals in 11 games before facing Glasgow Rangers.

It must be said that last season, between Liverpool and Egypt, Salah has been on the move a lot. The Egyptian played 51 games with the Mersey club, including 45 starts (31 goals, 15 assists). Liverpool went to the final of the Champions League, the League Cup and the FA Cup. With Egypt, he also reached the final of the CAN and played in the playoffs of the World Cup 2022 against Senegal. While in the Premier League, his team fought for the title until the last day. However, not qualified for the World Cup 2022, the Pharaoh will be able to rest before resuming in late December. Therefore, we should have a Mo Salah even more twirling than in recent weeks. Liverpool (8th in the Premier League) can therefore expect better in the second half of the season.

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