Was An Unbelievable Year For Me - Salah

08 January 2018, 01:11 | Isaac Mcdaniel

GETTY Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has scored 23 goals this season

Mohamed Salah

Egypt global and chief architect of Liverpool's phenomenal resurgence in English Premier League, Mohamed Salah on Thursday was crowned African Player of the Year for his tremendous footballing exploits in 2017 calendar year.

Firmino will be hoping to become the third Liverpool player to win the award this season, following in the footsteps of both Salah and Sadio Mane, who won the award in August.

Salah helped Egypt reach the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations final in 2017.

The sprinter has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season after he was brought from AS Roma for 40 Million Euros.

The Egyptian succeeds Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as holder of the most prized CAF individual award.

Mohamed Salah waves to the fans after Egypt qualify for the World Cup.

2017 was an unbelievable year for me with the Egypt national team and my clubs.

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Salah dedicated the award to the children of Africa and Egypt, urging them to follow their dreams and belief.

Cuper also led the Pharaohs to the final of the 2017 African Cup of Nations final.

Mohamed Salah has won the African Player of the Year award. "I had wonderful moments at Roma and Liverpool", Salah remarked after receiving the award.

"I think we have a good team and we did well in the African Cup and the qualification for the World cup, everybody saw that". We always enjoy playing alongside [each other].

Liverpool take on rivals Everton in the FA Cup this evening.

"We are happy to play together".

Shortlists had been drawn up for both awards when the CAF executive committee made a decision to dump them, initially without offering any explanations.



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