Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Wins 2017 African Player Of The Year
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 08, 2018,
Jan 08, 2018, 1:09
Salah scored last-minute victor from the penalty spot to seal Egypt's place in next summer's World Cup as his national team reached the major tournament for the first time since 1990.
In Salah's 60 official games in 2017 for Egypt, Roma and Liverpool, he managed 58 goal contributions - 39 goals and 19 assists.
The 25-year-old has a fantastic opportunity to etch his name into Egyptian football history this summer at the World Cup in Russian Federation. Salah then became joint top-scorer in the final round of qualifiers as Egypt reached the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
Salah dedicated the award to the children of Africa and Egypt, urging them to follow their dreams and belief.
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I've told everyone that he is a great example for everybody, not just because of his goals. Just making sure I'm ready for each game, eating right, recovering right with ice baths.
It is the first time since 1986 that stars from the north of the continent, which along with the west is the strongest football region, have won successive titles.
The National team of the year was Egypt having finished second at the 2017 AFCON and qualifying to the biggest football competition in the World and South Africa U20 women's team was named the National Women's team of the year.
"I think we have a good team and we did well in the African Cup and the qualification for the World cup, everybody saw that".
Salah achieved many records this season with the Egyptian football national team and his club Liverpool FC.
Women's National Team of the Year- Bayana Bayana (South Africa).
Platinum Award - George Weah (President-Elect, Liberia). "They are evaluated after every match and the best are designated matches like the CAF Champions League final".