Egypt's Mohammed Salah named African player of the year

Egypt's Mohammed Salah named African player of the year

Salah will miss the game through a groin injury, but Mane could well play.

Salah, 25, beat Senegal and fellow club-mate Sadio Mane and Gabon worldwide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win the prestigious prize to honor African men and women who have excelled and contributed to the development of football in and outside the continent.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are in Ghana for the CAF Awards where the Egyptian will be named the CAF African Player of the Year after his outstanding performances for AS Roma, Liverpool, and the Egypt National team.

Mohamed Salah impressive 2017 ensured he had a total of 700 votes while second place Saido Mane had 100 votes and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had just 70 votes.

Salah wins CAF African Footballer of the Year ahead of Mane, Aubameyang
Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year

Salah had a fantastic year with AS Roma, scoring 10 goals and providing two assists to lead the club to finish second in the league and qualify to the UEFA Champions League.

"I want to tell them to never stop dreaming, never stop believing."

The winger was also in remarkable touch for his country, scoring five goals in 10 matches to help his nation qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Taking home the women's national team of the year award was South Africa's senior side. "This award is a big award for me ... it's a special moment for me in my career", Salah added.

The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from voters composed of national team coaches and captains as well as a selection of officials and journalists.

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