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Salah named 2017 African player of the year

Salah named 2017 African player of the year

Even so, following Mané's high-profile miss in last month's Merseyside derby, when the Senegal global elected to shoot rather than tee-up Salah or two other team-mates, both players faced questions about their relationship in Accra.

Salah won the award after a competition with Senegal's Sadio Mane and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah has been named the 2017 Confederation of African Football's player of the year at the Aiteo CAF Awards in Accra, Ghana.

Salah helped his national team reach finals of the African Cup of Nations in Gabon past year where they lost to Cameroon.

He also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017.

Sadio Mane
Getty Sadio Mane rejects talk of a fallout with Mohamed Salah

He became the second Egyptian to win the award after Mahmoud al-Khatib in 1983.

"This is a dream come true for me". Liverpool play local rivals Everton in the FA Cup third round at on Friday (January 5).

The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from voters composed of national team coaches and captains as well as a selection of officials and journalists.

Taking home the women's national team of the year award was South Africa's senior side.

"If you look at the all the players that were nominated, I thought he did his best, if you look at their 28-year absence of Egypt at World Cup, Salah did well in their qualification campaign by scoring most their and assisting, so it was really good they gave it to him", Appiah said.

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