Thursday, January 4, 2018

Mohamed Salah Crowned African Footballer Of The Year 2017!

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah edged out Sadio Mane to be crowned African Footballer of the Year 2017 at the Confederation of African Football award ceremony in Ghana on Thursday night.

The prolific Liverpool forward, beat competition from fellow teammate and Senegalese star Sadio Mane and Gabon and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang -first and second runners up respectively to lift Africa's biggest individual award.

Salah, the second Premier League's top scorer with 17 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country, scoring 15 goals and made 11 others in the Serie A with AS Roma prior to joining Liverpool.

In January Salah played a pivotal role as Egypt finished as runners up at the Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 in Gabon before scoring five goals and two assist to take his country to their first World Cup since 1990.

This award becomes the latest individual accolade in Mo Salah's cabinet after scooping the BBC African footballer of the year early December.

He becomes the first Egyptian to win the CAF African Player of the Year award, since 1983.

Others winners at the awards ceremony include:

- Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana) Legend Award
- Banyana-Banyana(South Africa) - Women's National Team of the Year
- Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania) - Leader of the Year
- Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) - Club of the Year
- Hector Cuper (Egypt) - Coach of the Year
- Patson Daka (Zambia) - Youth Player of the Year
- Egypt- National Team of the Year
- Asisat Oshoala ( Nigeria) - Women's Player of the Year


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