NEWS
Monday December 11 2017
Salah African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017 after his performances for Roma and Liverpool.

The 25-year-old topped the poll ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Victor Moses.

"I am very happy to win this award," the 25-year-old told BBC Sport.

"It's always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy.

"I would like to thank my Liverpool team-mates and I also had a good season with Roma so I have to thank my team-mates there and my team-mates in the national team.”

Salah took Egypt to the Final of the Africa Cup of Nations in January, then scored a decisive goal for their qualification to the 2018 World Cup.

During 2017, he scored 15 goals with 11 assists for Roma and continued that form with Liverpool after a summer transfer, netting 13 times in his first 16 Premier League appearances.