Monday, December 11, 2017

Liverpool & Egypt Star Mohamed Salah Crowned The BBC African Player Of The Year 2017!


Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has been crowned the winner of the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award 2017 on Monday evening.

The 25-year-old star was voted ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita (RB Leipzig ,Guinea), Saido Mane (Liverpool, Senegal) and Victor Moses(Chelsea, Nigeria) to lift the coveted gong.

Salah was impressive at Roma last season where he scored 15 goal and made 11 other to help them finish second in Italy's Serie A, before joining Liverpool where he is the current Premier League top score with 13 goals in 16 appearances this season.

At international level, Salah was the central figure for Egypt as they finished runners-up at the last Africa Cup of nations before helping them qualify to Russia 2018 World Cup for the first time since 1990.

Mo Salah joins the list of African Football legends like, Jay Jay Okocha, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and became the third Egyptian player to win the award after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Abutrika (2008).


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