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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool as the 2017 African Player of the year, at a ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre, in Ghana. Mohamed Salah beat Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool, and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Dortmund. He takes over from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez who won the 2016 edition in Abuja. The event dubbed ‘Aiteo CAF Awards 2017,’ was the first held under the new title sponsors, Aiteo, a Nigerian energy company. It also awarded other personalities in the football industry over the last year. The event was the first gala without long serving CAF president Issa Hayatou who was beaten by new president Ahmad Ahmad in polls held in Addis Ababa last year. The full list of winners on the night is as follows: Footballer of the Year: Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah 2nd place – Sadio mane of Senegal and Liverpool 3rd place – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Dortmund.   Platinum Awards Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo Liberia president-elect George Weah (received by his wife) Female footballer of the year: Assisat Oshoola of Nigeria National team of the year: Pharaohs of Egypt Young African footballer of the year: Patson Daka (Zambia) Coach of the Year: Hector Cuper of Egypt Club of the year: Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco Football Leader of the Year: Ahmed Yahya. Women’s National Team Of The Year 2017: Bayana Bayana (South Africa) CAF Legends Award: Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana) Check out more photos from the Awards ceremony ]]>

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