Egyptian wing-wizard, Mohammed Salah Ghaly claimed the BBC African Player of the Year award, beating off competition from team mate Sadio Mane, and Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Salah started the year in style as he guided Egypt to the finals of the 2017 AFCON, losing painfully to Cameroon, after assisting Elneny to open the scoring.
He scored three out of the five goals scored by the seven time champions in the AFCON held in Gabon.
The 25-year old, took his country to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, scoring five goals, including the stoppage time penalty that confirmed Egypt’s position in the global fiesta.
Salah’s form at international level is as impressive as that of club football, steering AS Roma to second position scoring 15 goals and adding 11 assists in the Serie A, their best league placing in seven years.
He muted a lot of critics and naysayers with his move back to the Premiership, eclipsing last season’s Liverpool Player of the year, Sadio Mane, and Phillipe Coutinho, scoring 13 times in his first 16 league games.
Mohamed Salah has been involved in an outrageous 41 goals in 44 club matches during 2017 (29 goals, 12 assists).