Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

Club team-mate and Senegal global Sadio Mane came second, with Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang third, the Confederation of African Football announced at its gala dinner on Thursday night.

"It was very hard to explain that moment to qualify to the World Cup after 28 years", he said at the awards ceremony in Ghana. Salah has scored 22 times already this term and also secured Egypt's place at this summer's World Cup.

The 25-year-old described winning the award as a "dream come true", before dedicating the accolade to "the children in Egypt and Africa.to remind them to never stop dreaming and never stop believing in themselves".

Liverpool's Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah was awarded, in Accra, Ghana where the CAF 2017 ceremony was held.

The annual awards gala is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to honor soccer players and officials for their excellent performance in different sectors of the sport.

Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have both been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award.

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Will he step up on the world stage in football's most elite competition?

He flopped with Gabon, though, failing to take the 2017 Cup of Nations hosts past the first round and shunning several World Cup call-ups as Gabon failed to qualify.

Egypt has produced great players among others Mohamed Aboutrika, Hossam Hassan and Ahmed Mido.

Women's National Team of the Year- Bayana Bayana (South Africa).

We hope one day the best player will be based in Africa.

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