The Liverpool winger has been in inspiration form this season, and as already scored an impressive 19 goals for the Reds.
Salah was shortlisted for the award together with Gabon’s Piere-Emerick Aubameyang, Senegal’s Saido Mane, Nigeria’s Victor Moses and Guinea’s Naby Keta.
However, it was the Liverpool star who came up tops during the voting process and has been named the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017.
Upon receiving the award, Salah said: “I am very happy to win this award.
“It’s always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I’m very happy.”
The 25-year-old takes over from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez who won the award in 2016.
Salah has had an impressive 2017, helping AS Roma qualify for the Champions League after placing second in Serie A.
The former Basel star again played an instrumental role as Egypt usurped Ghana to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
By: Ayamga Emmanuel/ www.voltanewsonline.com