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first_imgLiverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 over his club teammate Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Borussia Dortmund’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The 25-year-old got 625 points from a voting panel made up of nation team coaches and captains. Selected journalists and officials also get to vote  for the award. Mane finished second on 507 with Aubameyang third on 311.Salah’s heroics helped Egypt reach the African Nations Cup final and qualify for this year’s World Cup.WATCHHe also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017 so far.”This is a dream come true for me. 2017 was an unbelievable year for me with the Egypt national team and my clubs. 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,” Salah said at the Confederation of African Football awards.Can’t really complain about a great 2017, but very much looking forward to 2018… pic.twitter.com/1ke9zRAK1U- Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) December 31, 2017Salah is the second Egyptian to win the award after Mahmoud Al Khatib in 1983.Salah and Mane were due to fly straight back to Liverpool by charter jet after Thursday’s ceremony, which finished at 2200 GMT. Liverpool play local rivals Everton in the FA Cup third round on Friday.(With inputs from Reuters)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

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