>> The winner is Mohamed Salah.>>
>> A dream come true for Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian forward from Liverpool who's named the African Footballer of the Year for 2017. He accepted the award in Ghana on Thursday.>> For sure I'm very happy and very proud to win this award.
>> The 25-year-old scored 23 goals last year including 17 in the first half of the season at Liverpool. He also helped his national team qualify for the world cup for the first time in 28 years. Salah beat out his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.