The Egyptian who plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League won it over his club mate and Senegalese Sadio Mane and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who were second and third respectively.
The night witnessed several other winners including Women’s Footballer of the year Assisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s, Egypt’s Hector Cuper as Coach of the year.
The event was well attended by all the big figures in African Football with Ghana’s President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo as the Special Guest of Honour, Samuel Eto o and Didier Drogba also leading the list of the Previous winners of the prestigious African Gong who were in attendance.
Here is a full list of the
2017 CAF AWARDS WINNERS
Player of the year
Coach of the year
Alhaji Ibrahim Sunday(Ghana)
H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo
George Oppong Weah
Youth player of the year
Female footballer of the year
Men’s National team of the year
Egypt National football team
Women’s National team of the year
South Africa women national football team
Football leader of the year
Ahmed Ould Abderrahmane(Mauritania)
African Team of the year
Wydad Athletic Club(Morocco)