– Egypt win big at the 2017 CAF awards.
– Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala win the women’s title for a third time.
Mohammed Salah is 2017 CAF African footballer of the year
The 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Thursday night.
Several celebrities and footballers across the African continent graced the occasion in an event which saw Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala win the African Women’s Player of the Year award for a third time.
Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah saw off competition from Liverpool team mate and Senegalese Sadio Mane as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to emerge the 2017 African Player of the Year.
The full list of winners for the night is:
African Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Youth Player of the Year
Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
Coach of the Year
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Club of the Year
Wydad Athletic Club
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana
George Weah – President-elect of Liberia & former World, Africa and European Player of the Year
Fans’ Finest XI
Goalkeeper: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
Midfielders: Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)