Salah beats Moses, emerges 2017 BBC African Player of the Year
Egypt captain #MohamedSalah has been voted the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year.
The Liverpool forward beat Super Eagles and #Chelsea forward #VictorMoses, #Gabon and Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick #Aubameyang, Guinea and Leipzig’s Naby Keita and #Senegal and #Liv#Liverpool’s Sadio Mane to the award.
Salah has been in brilliant form for both club and country in the outgoing year, and played a key role in #Egypt’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
The former #ASRoma and Chelsea player, who moved to #Liverpool this season, is currently the highest goal scorer in the English #PremierLeague with 13 goals.
Speaking after receiving the award, #Salah said: “It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy.” He becomes the third #Egyptian after Mohamed Barakat in 2005 and Mohamed #Aboutrika in 2008 to win the 17-year-old #BBC award.
Mohamed #Salah saw off competition from teammate Sadio Mané, who came second, as well as Pierre-Emerick #Aubameyang, Naby #Keita and Victor #Moses. #Salah: “I’m very happy to win this award, it’s a special feeling for me. I’d like to thank everybody; my teammates and the people I work with. I am very happy here at the club, I’ve had a very good start here. Also the manager has helped me to settle into the team.” #LFC (Image via @brfootball)