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Victor Moses comes fourth in BBC award as Salah scoops award

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has emerged victorious at the just concluded BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

Other contenders shortlisted 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 as 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

Egypt — African champions a record seven times — had not reached a World Cup since 1990, but the 25-year-old scored from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time with the scores level at 1-1.

 

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