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Forbes Africa #30 Under 30; Sport Category: Mohammed Salah
By Chioma Okwu

THE FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30 LIST IS THE most-anticipated list of game-changers on the continent and this year also marks the fifth milestone annual Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list with a new inclusion of new categories of game-changers.

Together, they are 120 in total across four sectors: business, technology, creatives, and sport. 

We will, however, take time to look into bits by bits details of the collectives in no particular order. 

We will be reviewing Mohamed Salah, 27, Egypt in the Sports Category.


On June 1, 2019, the world watched as Liverpool made history, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League final as Egyptian-born Mohamed Salah led the team to victory.


Salah scored the first goal of the match and in the end, the team had a 2-0 victory. Dressed in the team’s shirt, red as his blood, and with curly locks, Salah raised the trophy with pride in celebration while immersed in a sea of red on the pitch.


He was this year’s only footballer on the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential that called him “one of the best football players in the world”.


The iconic figure started his professional career nine years ago playing for the Egyptian Premier League.


Thereafter, his career went international when he played for Basel, a team in Switzerland and then Chelsea.


In 2017, he then signed with Liverpool at a club-record fee of £36.9 million ($46.6 million).


He has since won numerous awards and accolades such as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year. His next goal is to conquer the next season of the Premier League.


He is currently sponsored by Adidas and has appeared on Adidas commercials alongside David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, and singer Pharrell Williams.


With a total of 148 goals scored in his professional clubs’ career, Salah is a name that will definitely go down in history books. He is one of the highest-earning sports stars in the world.

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