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Salah Beats Moses, Aubameyang, Others To Win BBC African Player Award

. Salah holding his 2017 BBC Africa’s best player award

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year after beaten Super Eagles and Chelsea star Victor Moses to the award.

Apart from Moses, Salah also outclassed the trio of Gabon and Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita of Guinea and Leipzig and Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool to emerge the last award winner.

The former  Roma winger is currently having a smooth run in the outgoing year for both club and country, thereby helping the Pharaohs of Egypt to sealed World Cup qualification after they last appeared at the Mundial in 1990 in Italy.

Salah becomes the third Egyptian to win the the award after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) won the award in the previous years. He is leading the Premier League top-scorer chat with 13 goals.

He is currently the highest goal scorer in the English Premier League on 13 goals. The 25-year-old forward is also in the running for the 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year award.

He represented the Egyptian national team since 2011, he also participated in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He won the Swiss Super League in his first season with Basel, and was awarded the CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year in 2012.

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