Salah Voted African Player Of The Year

He was alongside his Liverpool teammate, Senegal's Sadio Mane and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He also scored both goals for the Egypt national team as they secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup after beating Congo 2-1.

Since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2017, the Egyptian has been in sensational form having scored 23 goals and assisted another 8 in 29 appearances in all competitions. I am very excited about the World cup and I am very sure we can make something special.

Known better as a failed Chelsea winger, Salah's iconic moment in 2017 was when he helped Egypt reach the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. I want to dedicate this award to the kids in Egypt and Africa.

Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah was awarded, in Accra, Ghana where the CAF 2017 ceremony was held.

It is the first time since 1986 that stars from the north of the continent, which along with the west is the strongest football region, have won successive titles.

Newly crowned African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah says he targets being the best ever football player from Egypt.

Although Egypt lost in the African Cup final to Cameroon at the beginning of the year, the team returned to the tournament after seven years without qualifying and made it all the way to the final.

"We always enjoy to play alongside [each other]".

Platinum Award - George Weah (President-Elect, Liberia).

Egypt was voted the team of the year, with manager Hector Cuper winning Africa's coach of the year.

"Referees already have their rewards and marks of recognition".

Shortlists had been drawn up for both awards when the CAF executive committee made a decision to dump them, initially without offering any explanations.


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