Mohamed Salah

Accra has hosted the 2017 edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards with Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah emerging the biggest winner.

Mohammed Salah was crowned the 2017 African Player of the Year beating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane to the award.

A delighted Salah stated: “I would like to dedicate it to all the kids in Africa and Egypt, I want to tell them to never stop dreaming, never stop believing. Winning this award is a dream come true, 2017 was an unbelievable year for me.”

Salah, 25-year had also won the BBC Player of the Year after netting 23 goals for Liverpool in 29 appearances.

Other winners at the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017 are below:

African Player of the Year: Mohammed Salah of Egypt

African Female Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria

African Youth Player of the Year: Patson Daka of Zambia

Coach of the Year: Hector Cuper of Egypt

National Male Team of the Year: Egypt

National Female Team of the Year: South Africa

Club of the Year: Wydad Athletic Club of Morroco

CAF Platinum Awards: H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President of Ghana, George Weah, President Elect of Liberia (Received by his wife)

All Time African Legend Player Award: Ibrahim Sunday of Ghana

African Football Leader of the Year: Yahya Ahmed (Mauritania)

CAF Legends Award – Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana & Asante Kotoko)

Women’s National Team of the Year – Bayana Bayana (South Africa)

Photos by Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh of Images Image and



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