Liverpool playmaker Mohammed Salah has capped the most successful period of his career by winning the 2017 African Footballer of the Year 2017 at the AITEO CAF Awards Ceremony.
The event held in Accra, Ghana Thursday night saw various individuals and groups picking up awards for various categories at a very striking ceremony at the International Conference Center.
The Egyptian International has played an integral role for the Reds in the Premier League (scored 23 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions since joining Liverpool and also helped the Pharaohs of Egypt qualify for their first World Cup in 28 years, months after leading them to the Africa Cup of Nations final which they lost narrowly to Cameroon.
The Confederation of African Football revealed that Salah polled 625 points, against 507 from Mane whilst Aubameyang winner in 2015, finished a distant third with 311 points.
African Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Youth Player of the Year
Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
Coach of the Year
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Club of the Year
Wydad Athletic Club
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana
George Weah – President-elect of Liberia & former World, Africa and European Player of the Year.