Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been named the 2017 CAF Footballer of The Year.
The 25-year-old was crowned at a colourful ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana on Thursday, January 4.
Salah beat off competition from Senegal’s Saido Mane and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finished in second and third-place respectively.
The Egypt winger enjoyed a fruitful 2017, starring for AS Roma, Liverpool and the Egypt national team.
The former Basel attacker has scored 23 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side since joining in the summer for £35 million.
He was also instrumental as Egypt qualified for a first World Cup since 1990, scoring five times and assisting a further twice during the qualifying series.
Meanwhile, Egypt coach Hector Cuper was voted the Coach of The Year, whiles the Pharaohs emerged as the Team of the Year.
The Young Player of the Year category was won by Senegal’s Patson Daka, whiles South Africa’s Bayana Bayana were voted the Women’s Team of The Year.
CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca won the Club of The Year category, with Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala winning the Women’s Player of the Year.
The Legend and Leader of the Year awards went to Ibrahim Sunday and Ahmed Yahya of Ghana and Mauritania respectively.