CAF African Footballer Of The Year Announced

CAF African Footballer Of The Year Announced

The Egyptian worldwide has made a phenomenal start to his Liverpool career since signing in a £36.9m deal from Roma in the summer, scoring 23 goals in 29 games in all competitions as Jurgen Klopp's side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and stayed very much in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The bigwigs of African football will come together in Accra, Ghana on Thursday to crown the best African footballer of 2017, and there can be no other victor than the Egyptian, Mohammed Salah.

This win means Salah has won the two biggest personal accolades for African footballers, the BBC Player of the Year and the CAF Player of the Year in the space of a few weeks.

"I am very proud to be here".

"Fully well deserved to be crowned Africa's best, I must say". Salah told a presser ahead of the ceremony for the CAF awards 2017. "We are close friends and we help each other to reach the best for us and the team".

Salah played a key role in Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations campaign a year ago, where the North Africans reached the finals and lost to Cameroon. "I am delighted with our accomplishments this year and I am confident that we do well in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation", states Salah. I wanted to take the risk and place myself under pressure to return to the Premier League when I received the call from Liverpool. 2017 was an unbelievable year for me with the Egypt national team and my clubs. "After returning, I have proved to everyone what I can do, and I am still working hard to maintain that".

Club team-mate and Senegal global Sadio Mane came second, with Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang third, the Confederation of African Football announced at its gala dinner on Thursday night.

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