Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has been named the 2017 Confederation of African Football CAF Player of the Year.
The Liverpool star takes home the award for the first time ever, as he managed to held off competition from fellow finalists Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana.
The 25-year-old, who has scored 17 Premier League goals this season, turned in a stunning campaign for Liverpool in 2017 as he scored 23 goals in 29 games after joining the English Premier League side from AS Roma.
He did not only helped Egypt reach the World Cup, but also a vital part in the Egypt team that won Africa Cup of Nations final in 2017.
The CAF Player of the Year award was initially pared down to a shortlist of 24. From there, Salah, Aubameyang and Mane were named the three finalists in December.
The winner of the award was selected by the current coaches and captain from every men’s national team in Africa.