The Egyptian helped his country to the finals of AFCON 2017 and scored the goal that secured Egypt a place at this year’s World Cup.
The forward has been in superb form sinice joining Liverpool from AS Roma,scoring 23 goals already this season.
Senegal’s Sadio Mane who is Salah’s club team mate came second, with Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finishing third.
Salah’s national team coach Hector Cupar was named coach of the year after guiding the Pharaohs to this summer’s Fifa World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala emerged as the best African female footballer.
Below is the full list of winners.
Men’s Player of the Year Award– Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Women’s Player of the Year Award– Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)
Men’s National Team of the Year Award– Egypt
Women’s National Team of the Year Award– South Africa
Legend Award– Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)
Leader of the Year Award– Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)
Club of the Year Award– Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
Coach of the Year Award– Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Youth Player of the Year Award– Patson Daka (Zambia)
Platinum Award– Ghana’s Head of state Nana Akufo-Addo & Liberia Head of state George Weah
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