Mo Salah scoops BBC award

Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports.

Salah emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded five-man shortlist.

Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita.

Moses finished fourth and soon-to-be Liverpool player Keita came fifth.

Salah said, “I have always followed my way, and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way.

“Since I left Egypt, in my mind, I want to be the best Egyptian ever.

“I work hard and try to be different from them.”

While Salah has made a name for himself at Liverpool since his summer move from Roma, his biggest achievement to date came for his country.

The Egyptian scored a late strike against Congo in October to ensure his country qualified for their first World Cup in over a quarter of a century.

Source: ( The Express  )

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