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'Greatest Egyptian footballer ever?' - Salah eyes historic goal

'Greatest Egyptian footballer ever?' - Salah eyes historic goal

Liverpool star Mohammed Salah has been crowned the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year at the Aiteo CAF Awards, held at the Accra International Conference Center on Thursday.

Salah played a key role in Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations campaign previous year, where the North Africans reached the finals and lost to Cameroon.

He has scored 24 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season.

The striker at the event in Accra, Ghana said the Award was "a dream come true" for him.

"It was very hard to explain the moment, to qualify to the World Cup after 28 years", he said after the ceremony in Ghana.

Salah had a memorable year on both the club and country level.

Salah, 25, polled 625 points from a voting panel made up of national team coaches and captains, plus a selection of officials and journalists, to win the award.

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Another Twitter user posted:"African football is sooo corrupt man Salah is not even African he's Egyptian".

"This award is a big award for me.it's a special moment for me in my career". I want to dedicate this award to the kids in Egypt and Africa. He was the joint top scorer in the final round of WC qualifiers.

"We always enjoy to play alongside [each other]".

Liverpool take on rivals Everton in the FA Cup this evening.

Ahead of the awards ceremony, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad told a media conference why the Africa-based Player of the Year and Referee of the Year awards had been scrapped.

Women's National Team of the Year- Bayana Bayana (South Africa).


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