Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the year

Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

Mohamed Salah

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.”

Salah, the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country.

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