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Salah Voted African Footballer Of The Year Ahead of Moses and Others

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been voted the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year by Fans.

The Egypt international beat out the likes of Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria's Victor Moses.

Last year's winner, Riyad Mahrez was not even shorlisted for the award this year.
"I am very happy to win this award," the 25-year-old told BBC Sport.

"It's always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy."

He added, "I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard.

"I always follow my own way and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way."

In 2017,Salah played a huge role in Egypt second place Afcon 2017 finish and also pivotal in the Pharaohs Russia 2018 world cup qualification.

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