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Salah beats Mane, Aubameyang to win African Player of the Year

Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah was crowned African player of the year for 2017 on Thursday in a ceremony in Accra, beating off competitors Sadio Mane from Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon .

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mohamed Salah of Egypt. Sadio Mane comes second and Pierre Emercick Aubameyang comes third.

PLATINUM AWARD: Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, President-elect of Liberia George Weah.

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria.

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: Egypt

YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Patson Daka of Zambia.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Hector Cuper, head coach of Egypt

CLUB OF THE YEAR:  Wydad Athletic of Morocco

FOOTBALL LEADER OF THE YEAR: Ahmed Yehia of Mauritania.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: South Africa U20 team

LEGEND AWARD: Sunday Ibrahim of Nigeria.

Fans’ Finest XI
Goalkeeper:
Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
Midfielders: Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)

 

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