Egyptian footballer, Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.
Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.
The 25-year-old told BBC Sport, “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. I would also like to win it next year!”.
Salah started the year with AS Roma in Italy, scoring 15 goals and assisting 11 others as the side from the Italian capital finished second, their best placing in seven years, behind champions Juventus.
And now, having joined Liverpool in June, Salah’s form has been so impressive that he is the current Premier League top scorer – above the likes of Harry Kane and others – having netted 13 goals in his first 16 league games for the club.