Mohamed Salah awarded BBC African Footballer of the Year

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their first goal Action, December 10, 2017. (Reuters)

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC forward, won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

Salah adds this award to his series of achievements after winning the 2017 African Footballer of the Year Award on Monday.

Salah won the highest vote in the popular referendum on the official website ahead of Gabon's Pierre Emeric Obamyang, Guinea's Nabi Keita, Senegal's Sadio Mane and Niger's Victor Moses.

"I'm very happy to win this award and winning a new prize always feels special," said Salah, 25, to BBC Sports.

“You feel like you've done something important that year, so I'm very pleased, and I want to win the award next year as well’” Salah added.

Salah played a big role in the seven goals that brought Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 and has scored 13 goals in Liverpool since the start of the season.

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