Egypt and Liverpool FC forward Mohammed Salah and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshola, have been crowned the best players in Africa, Naijafootballplus.com reports live from Ghana.
Salah emerged 2017 African Player of the year award winner, edging out club teammate Saido Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“I’m honoured to be nominated and to be between these great players. This is a dream come true, 2017 was unbelievable moments for me. I had a great season with Club and Country, I want to thank my family who supported me every time. This award is big for me, I want to dedicate this award to
other kids and children in Egypt, they should not stop dreaming,” an excited Salah said.
China based striker Oshoala, also emerged winner of the Women’s Player of the year award, after a tight contest with Christina Kgatlana of South Africa and Cameroon’s Gabrielle Aboundi.
“2017 was challenging for me, when I left for China people said my career is over. I went ahead, proved my decision was right and came out as a winner. Believe in yourself, I’m happy I won,” an elated Oshoala said.
South Africa won the Women’s National team of the year, while Wydad Casablanca emerged Club of the year winner after their CAF Champions League success.
Egypt coach Hector Cuper, beat Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and Wydad
coach Hussein Amoutta, to win the Best Coach of the year.
Another promising talent emerged as Patson Daka won the Youth Player of the
year award, while Egypt emerged National Team of the year.
Ibrahim Sunday was honoured as the winner of Legend Award and President elect in Liberia George Weah was presented with a Platinum award.