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Mohamed Salah named 2017 African Player of the Year

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Egypt international Mohamed Salah has been named 2017 Caf African Player of the Year award.

Salah, 25, beats off competition from fellow finalists Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the awards ceremony in Accra.

The former Roma, who also won the BBC African Player of the Year, has enjoyed an excellent campaign since moving to Anfield in a £36m deal netting 22 goals so far term and also secured Egypt’s place at this summer’s World Cup.

The winner of the award was selected by the current coaches and captain from every men’s national team in Africa.

On December 18, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were revealed as the final three contenders for the Men’s Player of the Year award.

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