The 2018/19 Premier League came with lots of great performances. Manchester City and Liverpool breathed down at the neck of each other in a title race that eventually was won at Brighton by the Citizens. The fantastic display however didn’t end there. Africans had their big goalscoring show as the season ended.
Arsenal striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s attacking duo of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mané were all tied on 22 goals. Mane bagged a brace as Liverpool defeated Wolves on final day while Salah was not on the scorers’ sheet. Aubameyang also bagged a brace to increase his impressive tally for the season to 22 as he keeps justifying Arsenal’s heavy investment in him.
The trio pipped Manchester City striker, Kun Aguero to the golden boot award.
“I share this trophy with two other guys I like, great players and African. We are representing Africa, that’s cool.
“I am happy we won, and I am sharing this [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys I like. My team-mates knew about the Golden Boot, I said nothing. I did not want them to play and only focus on me. I am a team player,” Aubameyang said.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed surprise and happiness for the former Dortmund forward, who he signed from Saint-Etienne in 2013, when he was in charge at the Signal Iduna Park.
“Auba too? Do they have three boots? It is good. They are all my players,” he said.
While Salah’s Egypt and Mane’s Senegal will be at the African Cup of Nations in June to steer their nations’ flag, Aubameyang’s Gabon will be absent from the biennial tournament to be hosted in Egypt.