Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins incredible individual award

Jan 05, 2018, 12:27
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins incredible individual award

The bigwigs of African football will come together in Accra, Ghana on Thursday to crown the best African footballer of 2017, and there can be no other victor than the Egyptian, Mohammed Salah.

Salah's efforts in helping Egypt qualify for their first FIFA World Cup™ since 1990 and his sensational start with new club Liverpool in the English Premier League were crucial factors in him receiving the award.

The 25 year old winger beat fellow Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and for the prestigious honour.

Salah already has three Liverpool player of the month awards, two goal of the month awards and two Champions League player of the week awards.

"I think we have a good national team and we did very well in the Africa Cup and qualification for World Cup", he said before last night's ceremony. He scored five goals in six games in the decisive qualifying round as Egypt sealed their place at the World Cup in Russian Federation. "I want to dedicate this award to all the kids in Africa and in Egypt, and to tell them to never stop dreaming and believing".

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

In the pre-CAF awards conference, Egypt worldwide and Liverpool's winger, Mohamed Salah, reflects on his career so far and his move to the Reds.

He also guided Egypt to book a place at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, scoring a 94th minute penalty against Congo to win the match and send the Pharaohs to Russian Federation.