Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year for 2017

Taylor Byrd
January 8, 2018

Salah became the second Egyptian in history to win the prestigious award after Al Ahly legend Mahmoud El-Khatib in 1983.

He was then joint top-scorer in the final round of qualifiers as Egypt reached the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

This comes less than a month after he earned the BBC African Player of the Year award.

Liverpool forward and Egypt worldwide Mohamed Salah has been been named African Player of the Year.

Celebrated Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah, who plays for Liverpool Football Club in England, was last night named the African player of the year at an award ceremony held in Accra, Ghana.

"It's never easy to win a big award like that", Salah said on Thursday. This is the first year CAF allowed captains of those teams to also vote for the continent's best player, it said. "I want to tell them never to stop believing and dreaming".

Salah has been a monster infront of goals as his run down the right flank is every defence's worst nightmare.

Mane has failed to match the performances he showed last season.

Since he stepped foot at Anfield, a different and stronger Salah has been caged open as he has been on fire infront of goal and is now the leading goal scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals in 21 matches.

The Anfield faithful have come up with an infectious chant for the 25-year-old to the tune of folk rock band America's "Horse With No Name" and, in an online video that went viral, they have taken to serenading his lookalike.

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