Liverpool summer signing Mohamed Salah has been named as the new African Player of the year 2017 for an incredible season he had at Roma topped by his performances at Liverpool.
Salah has been a top scorer for Liverpool so far this season netting 17 goals which puts him just 1 goal behind League top scorer Harry Kane.
He had stiff competition from Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane who also had an incredible year with Liverpool and helped Senegal to an impressive campaign as well and finally from Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang.
The Egypt forward scored the goal that secured his country a place at this year’s World Cup, while he has been in superb form since signing for the Reds.
Salah has scored 23 goals for Liverpool already this season following his summer move from Roma and is the second top scorer in the Premier League behind Harry Kane.
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Salah joins a long list of stars who have won the prestigious award, including Didier Drogba, George Weah, Roger Milla and Yaya Toure.
He also becomes the the second Egyptian to win the gong after Mahmoud Al Khatib in 1983.
‘This is a dream come true for me. 2017 was an unbelievable year with the Egypt national team and my clubs,’ Salah said at the Confederation of African Football awards.
‘To qualify to the World Cup after 28 years and to have a great season at Roma and Liverpool were special moments in my career.’
Mohamed Salah is an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s team with the Egyptian just close behind the Spurs star Kane in goal scoring charts and he is showing little sign of slowing down, with Saturday’s double to down Leicester City.
Author: Moses Echodu
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