Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah beat his team-mate Sadio Mane to win the prestigious CAF African Player of the Year for the first time.

Mane finished as the first runner-up while Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second.

Banyana Banyana was named Women’s National Team of the Year following their 2017 COSAFA Women Championship triumph. The Youth Player of the Year award went to Patson Daka of Zambia while the Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper won the Coach of the Year award.

2017 CAF Awards Winners:

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
Egypt

Women’s National Team of the Year
South Africa

CAF Legends Award
Ibrahim Sunday (Ghana)

Leader of the Year Award
Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)

Platinum Award of the Year:
Nana Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana)
George Weah (President-elect of Liberia)

The Best XI: A. Mathlouthi (Tunisia), A. Maaloul (Tunisia), E. Baily (Côte d’Ivoire), A. Fathy (Egypt), A. Bencharki (Morocco), K. El Ahmadi (Morocco), M. Ounajem (Morocco), J. Ajayi (Nigeria), K. Boutaïb (Morocco) T. Khenissi (Tunisia), M. Salah (Egypt).

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