Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Mohamed Salah to kids in Africa: Never stop dreaming

Mohamed Salah to kids in Africa: Never stop dreaming Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year for 2017
Elias Hubbard | 08 January, 2018, 03:35

With Liverpool, he has scored as many as 17 goals in 21 league games and 23 in 29 in all competitions.

The striker at the event in Accra, Ghana said the Award was "a dream come true" for him. "I want to tell them never to stop believing and dreaming". 2017 was an unbelievable year for me with the Egypt national team and my clubs.

Salah took the award with 625 points, surpassing two other finalists: Senegal's Sadio Mane (507) and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (311).

Salah scored both goals, including the injury-time victor, in the 2-1 win over Republic of Congo in October that sealed Egypt's place at the World Cup.

In the penultimate round of World Cup qualifying, Salah scored the brace that edged Congo Brazzaville in Alexandria, including the stoppage-time victor from a penalty that sealed a trip to Russian Federation.

Women's Player of the Year - Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria).

Cuper also led the Pharaohs to the final of the 2017 African Cup of Nations final.

Mohamed Salah waves to the fans after Egypt qualify for the World Cup.

Salah helped the Pharaohs end a 28 year wait for an appearance at the World Cup by qualifying for Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 edition in Russia and he is optimistic the team will do well.

Football Leader of the Year - Yahya Ahmed (Mauritania).

The Platinium Awards went to president of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo and the president-elect of Liberia George Opong Weah - the 1995 African Footballer of the year victor.

Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca, victor of the 2017 African Champions League, was named Club of the year.

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