Mohamed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year
The 25-year-old Egyptian defeated stiff opponents such as Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Victor Moses to be named the continent’s greatest player.
"I am very happy to win this award. ‘It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy" Salah told 90minutesgoal.com
"I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard", Salah concluded.
Salah joined Liverpool from Italian side AS Roma for a club record fee of £36.9million in the summer, and has scored 19 goals in his opening 24 appearances.
Nigerian International Victor Moses who many tipped as the favorite for the annual award finished in 4th position.
1. Mohamed Salah
2. Sadio Mane
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
4. Victor Moses
5. Naby Keita
Source: 90 Minutes Goal