Mohamed Salah Named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017


What a wonderful morning to wake up to for Egyptians! Liverpool sensation, AKA Mohamed Salah, has just been voted as BBC African’s Footballer of the Year for 2017.




Following a record number of votes, the 25-year-old Egyptian star beat Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.


“I am very happy to win this award,” Salah told BBC Sport. “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 become the third Egyptian to win the award, and the first since 2008.



WE SAID THIS: You have made Egypt proud.


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