Mo Salah, Asisat Oshoala Named 2017 CAF Footballers Of The Year

Egyptian international and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has won the 2017 CAF footballer of the year award, beating closest rivals, Sadio Mane and Gabon international, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang who came second and third respectively.

Mo Salah is the 2017 CAF Footballer Of The year

Mo Salah is the 2017 CAF Footballer Of The year

Salah led Egypt to the African Cup of Nations final in 2017 and was instrumental to their World Cup qualification; he joined Liverpool in the summer and has scored 17 Premier League goals so far this season.

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“Winning this award is a dream come true, 2017 was an unbelievable year for me,” Salah said after receiving the award.

“I would like to dedicate it to all the kids in Africa and Egypt, I want to tell them to never stop dreaming, never stop believing.”

Asisat Oshoala Wins Women’s Player Of The Year Award

Asisat Oshoala has been named the Women's Player of the year for the third time

Asisat Oshoala has been named the Women’s Player of the year for the third time

Nigerian international, Asisat Oshoala who plays for Chinese side, Dalian Quanjian was named the CAF Women’s Player of the year again, making it the third time she has won the award. Oshoala, who has enjoyed stints with Liverpool and Arsenal moved to China last summer.

2017 CAF Award Winners

2017 CAF Award Winners:
Men’s Player of the Year:
Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year:
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Women’s National Team of the Year:
South Africa
Coach of the Year:
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
National Team of the Year:
Egypt
Club of the Year:
Wydad Athletic Club
Youth Player of the Year:
Patson Daka (Zambia and Liefering)
CAF Legends Award:
Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)
Leader of the Year:
Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)
Platinum Award:
Nana Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana)
George Weah     (President of Liberia)

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