Egyptian Mohamed Salah was crowned ‘African Player of the Year 2017 at the CAF Awards held last night in Accra, Ghana.

The 25-year old, who plays for English side Liverpool beat his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Salah is the first Egyptian to win the most prestigious individual honour in African football. He polled 625 points, against 507 from Mane whilst Aubameyang finished a distant third with 311 points.

The Egyptian winger played an important role at both the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, as Egypt reached the final and qualified for their first World Cup since 1990.

Salah who is also the premier league second top scorer with 17 goals, has won the two biggest personal accolades for African footballers, the BBC Player of the Year and now the CAF Player of the Year in the space of a few weeks.

 

See full list of winners:

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
Egypt

Women’s National Team of the Year
South Africa

Legend
Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)

Platinum Award
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana
George Weah – President-elect of Liberia & former World, Africa and European Player of the Year

Fans’ Finest XI
Goalkeeper: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
Midfielders: Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)