RED-HOT SALAH BEATS FIERCE COMPETITION TO WIN 2017 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has beaten Super Eagles and Chelsea forward Victor Moses to the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

 

This was announced on BBC Sports verified Twitter handle on Monday following votes by football fans.

 

Salah also beat off competition from Gabon and Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita of Guinea and Leipzig and Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool.

 

The former Chelsea and Roma winger has been in brilliant form for both club and country in the outgoing year, and has found the net 19 times already this season.

 

Salah also played a pivotal role in Egypt’s qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the north African nation’s first since Italia 1990.

 

He becomes the third Egyptian after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) to win the award.

 

He is also in the running for the 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year award.

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