Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Mohamed Salah wins 2017 African Player of the Year award

Mohamed Salah wins 2017 African Player of the Year award

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah capped off a strong year by taking home the CAF Player of the Year Award for 2017.

Salah was announced victor during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony which was held in Accra, Ghana last night.

On the global front, the 25-year-old scored a last-minute winning penalty against Congo to send Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990.

In the pre-CAF awards conference, Egypt worldwide and Liverpool's winger, Mohamed Salah, reflects on his career so far and his move to the Reds.

"I want to tell them to never stop dreaming, never stop believing."

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In an interview with the press after the 2017 AITEO CAF Awards at the International Conference Center in Accra, the former Asante Kotoko and Al Khartoum gaffer highlighted the vital roles the former Chelsea and AS Roma player played in the team's qualification to the 2018 World Cup.

"I have always wanted to be here". Egypt was named National Team of the Year, alongside its Argentinian manager, Hector Cuper, who was voted Coach of the Year. The club of the year award went to FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 participants Wydad Casablanca.

The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from voters composed of national team coaches and captains as well as a selection of officials and journalists.

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