Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah crowned 2017 CAF player of the year

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been named CAF African Player of the Year for 2017.

Egypt coach Hector Cuper, who will lead the Pharaohs at Russian Federation 2018 this summer, took home the coach of the year award, while his team also won the team of the year award.

Salah scored 38 goals in 2017 for clubs and country - a very large total for an inverted winger cum forward.

It hardly came as a surprise for Mohamed Salah that he was crowned Africa's best player on Thursday.

Salah helped Egypt reach the African Nations Cup final and qualify for this year's World Cup. He netted the stoppage time penalty against Congo, which sent the Egyptian team to the world cup competition.

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He also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017.

Salah was announced victor during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony which was held in Accra, Ghana last night. Egypt was named National Team of the Year, alongside its Argentinian manager, Hector Cuper, who was voted Coach of the Year.

Mohamed Salah is the second Egyptian player to win this award after Mahmoud El-Khatib, who won the title in 1983.

"If you look at the all the players that were nominated, I thought he did his best, if you look at their 28-year absence of Egypt at World Cup, Salah did well in their qualification campaign by scoring most their and assisting, so it was really good they gave it to him", Appiah said.

Salah was transferred from Roma, Serie A, after a short stint (2014-15) at Chelsea.