Egyptian international Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2017 African Player of the Year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.
The event held in Ghana was dubbed the ‘AITEO CAFAWARDS 2017.’ It also awarded other personalities in the football industry over the last year.
Salah beat off competition from Sadio Mane of Senegal and 2015 winner Pierre Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon Sadio Mane came in second, whiles Aubameyang was third.
Salah joins a long list of stars who have won the prestigious award, including Didier Drogba, George Weah, Roger Milla and Yaya Toure
The full list of winners on the night is as follows:
Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as 2017 African Player of the Year
2nd place – Sadio mane of Senegal and Liverpool
3rd place – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Dortmund.
Platinum award to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo & Liberia president-elect George Weah
Female footballer of the year: Assisat Oshoola of Nigeria
National team of the year: Pharaohs of Egypt
Young African footballer of the year: Patson Daka (Zambia)
Coach of the Year: Hector Cuper of Egypt
Club of the year: Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco
Football Leader of the Year: Ahmed Yahya.
Women’s National Team Of The Year 2017: Bayana Bayana (South Africa)
CAF Legends Award: Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)