Mohammed Salah named BBC African footballer of the year 2017

Liverpool winger and Egypt international star, Mohammed Salah has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017.

The 25 years old saw off competition from club team mate Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita and Victor Moses to win the individual gong.

"I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me," the forward told BBC.

Salah has also scored 19 goals in all competitions in what is proving to be an incredible debut campaign at Liverpool following his summer move from Roma.

"I am a really lucky person because I've had the opportunity to work with a few fantastic, outstandingly good players - and now I am happy I have it with Mo."

The Liverpool winger has been on top form since the beginning of this season having joined Liverpool from AS Roma and he's currently topping the Premier League's goalscorer with 13 strikes so far, while he also had a hand in all seven (five goals, two assists) goals that took Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990.

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