OFFICIAL: Mohamed Salah wins CAF Player of the Year award
In a year that included fierce competition from other top African performers, Salah has won the prestigious CAF Player of the Year award, less than a month after he earned the BBC Player of the Year award.
The year started for Salah with an impressive performance at the 2017 African Cup of Nations, where he registered two goals and two assists while leading Egypt to the final of the competition, after having missed out on the three previous editions of the tournament.
Later in the year, the 25-year-old would establish himself as joint-top scorer of the 2018 African World Cup Qualifiers. With his 94th-minute penalty against Congo, Salah’s heroics guided Egypt to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, fulfilling the dreams of millions of Egyptians.
On the club level, he joined Liverpool from Serie A side Roma over the summer for £34m. The Egyptian winger wasted no time getting acclimated, scoring 23 goals in 29 matches across all competitions. In Salah’s 60 official games in 2017 for Egypt, Roma and Liverpool, he managed 58 goal contributions — 39 goals and 19 assists.
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