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Salah Beats Moses, Mane, Aubameyang To BBC African Player Award

Salah Beats Moses, Mane, Aubameyang To BBC African Player Award

By James Agberebi: Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has beaten Super Eagles and Chelsea forward Victor Moses to the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

This was announced on BBC Sports verified Twitter handle on Monday following votes by football fans.


Salah also beat off competition from Gabon and Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita of Guinea and Leipzig and Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool.

The former Chelsea and Roma winger has been in brilliant form for both club and country in the outgoing year.

Salah played a key role for Egypt qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia since Italia 1990.

He is currently the highest goal scorer in the English Premier League on 13 goals.

He becomes the third Egyptian after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) to win the award.

He is also in the running for the 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year award.

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  • The truth of the matter is that that injury to Moses came at the very wrong time. Salah was making an impression on the minds if voters during that time. It is unfortunate. The bad news for Nigerian players is that Salah is on the rise banging in goals upon goals with a good club. It will take some years to win this. No Nigerian player is making wave like Salah for now. We all had high hope for/on Moses but it is not to be. Well well well……

  • How so they arrive at that?