Egypt’s Mohamed Salah beat his Liverpool teammate and Senegal star, Sadio Mane as well as Gabon and Borussia Dortmund’s ace – top scorer in Germany last season and DFB Pokal winner – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the 2017 African Player of the Year Award.
Salah capped a remarkable 12 months , which saw him inspire Egypt to the AFCON final – but lost to Cameroon – as well as scored the clincher to help the Pharaohs qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He also propel Liverpool to a round of 16 place in the UEFA Champions League.
The Young Egyptian hit top form in the period under review and has been filling up his cabinet with several individual honors since his summer move from AS Roma.
On Thursday night in Accra where the Aiteo/CAF Awards held, Egypt’s national team Coach, Hector Cuper was also voted best in the category of Coach of the Year – Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr was listed in that category.
Also, the Pharaohs of Egypt were voted best Men’s national team in 2017.
The best Women’s Player Award went to Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, while South Africa’s Banyana Banyana picked up the best Women’s team in Africa award.