DUBAI: A day after sweeping up the African Player of the Year for a second time, Mo Salah picked up another award on Wednesday — this time from the Dubai royal family.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad honored the Egypt and Liverpool star with the Outstanding Arab Athlete award at the 10th annual Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award.
“Today, we have honored some of the most distinguished in the sports sectors at the local, Arab and international levels,” Sheikh Hamdan said during the ceremony.
Salah was crowned as African Player of the Year on Tuesday for his stunning displays for his country and the Premier League leaders Liverpool in 2018.
The Egyptian forward met Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid at Zabeel Palace on Wednesday, who congratulated him on retaining the award and granted him the Outstanding Arab Athlete Award.
Video: @HamdanMohammed attends the Award ceremony honoring winners of the 10th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (@MBRaward) at #Dubai World Trade Centre. pic.twitter.com/iT594pXyiq— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 9, 2019
The awards ceremony was held earlier at the Sheikh Rashid Ballroom at the Dubai World Trade Center.
News: @HHShkMohd receives the winners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (@MBRaward), in presence of @HamdanMohammed, at Zabeel Palace. https://t.co/F6EyZ8O2nO #Dubai #UAE pic.twitter.com/1rndeFzA2G— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 9, 2019