Egypt's Salah Wins BBC African Footballer of the Year Award

Published on January 06, 2018
Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been awarded the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year Title 2017.

  • The award ceremony took place in Ghana's capital city, Accra. 
  • Salah, who is presently Premier League's second top scorer with 17 goals, dedicated the award to the children of Egypt and Africa and reminded them to never to give up on their dreams.
  • Argentine Coach Hector Cuper won Coach of the Year Award for his role in Egypt's qualification for the FIFA World Cup after a 28-year wait.

Salah is the first Egyptian and third North African - after last year's Algerian winner Ryad Mahrez, and Morocco's Mustapha Hadji in 1998 - to win the prestigious individual honour since its inception by CAF in 1992.

 Other Awardees

  • RedBull Salzburg and Patson Daka: Young Player Award
  • Asisat Oshoala: Female Player of the Year Award
  • Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca: Club of the year
  • Ahmed Yahya: Football Leader of the Year 


The newly appointed President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo and the president-elect of Liberia George Opong Weah were honoured with the Platinum Award. George Weah received the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award in 1995.

Expected Questions

Who among the following won the BBC African Footballer of the Year Award 2017?
a. Mohamed Salah
b. Mohamed Saad
c. Mohamed Safid
d. Mohamed Sabil

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