Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah is the 2017 BBC African Player of the year.
The 25-year-old Egyptian was voted the Player of the year, beating out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon, Naby Keita of Guinea, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Salah said:
I am very happy to win this award. It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy.
Salah has indeed had a great year. He is the English Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goals. And he has had great outings for his country, Egypt. He was integral to Egypt getting as far as they did in the Africa Cup of Nations where they finished as runners-up.
Mohamed Salah also played an important role in getting the Pharaohs to their first World Cup since 1990 by scoring 5 goals and providing the assist for two more.
Salah joins the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria, Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast and Michael Essien of Ghana who has won the award in previous years. He is the third Egyptian to win the award.