Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports.
Salah emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded five-man shortlist.
Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita.
Moses finished fourth and soon-to-be Liverpool player Keita came fifth.
Salah said, “I have always followed my way, and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way.
“Since I left Egypt, in my mind, I want to be the best Egyptian ever.
“I work hard and try to be different from them.”
While Salah has made a name for himself at Liverpool since his summer move from Roma, his biggest achievement to date came for his country.
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The Egyptian scored a late strike against Congo in October to ensure his country qualified for their first World Cup in over a quarter of a century.