An energetic Egyptian Mohamed Selah, a Liverpool forward star has won the BBC African footballer of the year 2017 through votes.
Mohammd bagged this award the first time he got shortlisted following a substantial number of votes. He beats out strong competition like Gavin’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita , Senegalese Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s victor Moses to win this award.
This season and year in general has indeed been a great one for the young footballer. Earlier in the year, he was named Egypt’s central figure following their emergence as runner-up at the African cup of nations. He also scored meaningful goals that took the Pharaohs to their first World cup since 1990, and qualified them for Russia.
By winning this award, Selah’s name has been placed in the special list of football legends, like Jay-Jay Okocha, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien.
In his speech, the Liverpool boss, Jurgen Kloop who handed the trophy over to him at the Club’s Melwood training academy commended him on his efforts, stating that the award was well deserved.
“I am a very lucky person. I had the opportunity to work with a few outstanding players. The good thing is that he is still young and has a lot of untapped potentials”he said.
We Celebrate You Mohamed Salah!