Mohamed Salah has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 beating Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses and Naby Keita to the honor.
Salah becomes the third Egyptian to be so crowned with the award since Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika who won it in 2008 – both as players of Al Ahly.
The 25-year-old forward was handed the award by his Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp.
Several African Legends have picked the award since its inception in 1992.
Speaking afterwards Salah said, ” I’m very happy to win this award. It’s a special feeling for me and I’ll like to win it again next year.
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” I’m happy to be like them to win this award. It’s always a special feeling when you win something; you like you did a great season, a good year. I’m very happy to win this and I just have to give more and work more.”
The Egyptian International dethrones Riyad Mahrez who won the award last year after Leicester City clinched the EPL title.
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