To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Mo Salah won the African Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
Salah, 26, won the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award at a ceremony in Dakar, pipping Senegalese Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the accolade.
The announcement was made by CAF who are the African's football governing body as the Egypt global defeated Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal star Emerick Aubameyang to win the award.
"I'm truly honoured and privileged to receive this award in this hall full of prestigious people".
The Egyptian has shown no signs of slowing down this season either, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists so far for Liverpool in the Premier League.
Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.
He returned to score against hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, but the Pharaohs exited their first appearance at the global showpiece in 28 years without securing even one point.
For the Men's Coach of the Year 2018, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was not in the final shortlist and it was Morocco coach Herve Renard that was voted as the continent's best gaffer.
The Goal of the Year award also went to Kgatlana.
He was also crowned as the best player in the Premier League last season and finished 6th in the Ballon d'Or ranking.