In-form Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has been named BBC African Player of the Year (POTY) for 2017.
The 25-year old Liverpool star won the award with a record number of votes ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund), Naby Keita (Naby Keita and RB Leipzig), Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal) and Victor Moses (Chelsea and Nigeria).
Speaking on the award, an elated Salah said: “I am very happy to win this award.”
“It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy.” he added.
Mohamed Salah has had a phenomenal 2017 for both club and country.
He helped the Pharaohs to the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) before leading them to a first World Cup since 1990.
Salah has also been instrumental to Liverpool’s rise to the top four in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) last 16 (vs. FC Porto).
He has scored 13 goals in the Premier League and 19 goals in all competitions.