SALAH on the BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist
The five-man shortlist of Mohamed Salah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Victor Moses was revealed by BBC during a special live launch broadcast in London.
Mohamed Salah was King of the Pharaohs in 2017 – scoring a dramatic stoppage-time penalty against Congo to fire Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 while also having a hand in four of the North Africans’ five goals as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations.
He also performed at club level – scoring 15 goals and making 11 others as Roma finished Serie A runners-up behind Juventus before starting his Liverpool career in equally impressive fashion, with 12 goals from his first 17 games.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on Monday 11 December, live on BBC World TV and BBC World Service Radio, starting from 17:35 GMT.
The BBC Sport and BBC Africa websites will also carry the announcement.