Accra: Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 on Thursday, finishing ahead of his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Salah, 25, helped Egypt reach the African Nations Cup final and qualify for this year's World Cup.
He also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017.
Salah is the second Egyptian to win the award after Mahmoud Al Khatib in 1983.
Women's Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Dalian Quanjian/CHN)
Youth Player of the Year
Patson Daka (Zambia, Liefering/AUT)
Coach of the Year
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Club of the Year
Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
National Team of the Year
Women's National Team of the Year