Salah, who has scored 23 goals for Liverpool this season, beat his Liverpool teammate from Senegal Sadio Mane and popular Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to emerge the top African soccer player.
Salah scored both goals, including the injury-time victor, in the 2-1 win over Republic of Congo in October that sealed Egypt's place at the World Cup.
Salah has enjoyed a sensational start to his Liverpool FC career after scoring 17 times in 21 games in the Premier League this season.
He starred for a resurgent Egypt in the World Cup qualifiers where his brace helped the African nation reach qualify and also was infront of goal in the Africa cup of nations previous year where Egypt were runners-up to Cameroon.More news: North Korea 'preparing for missile strike' - U.S. ambassador warns United Nations
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"I am very happy and excited for the World Cup and I'm sure we will do something special". I had a fantastic time, with the national team and the team, it was an unbelievable moment.
SOCCER-African Footballer of the Year Mohammed Salah of Egypt got seven votes from Swaziland. I want to dedicate this award to the kids in Egypt and Africa.
"I think we have a good team and we did well in the African Cup and the qualification for the World cup, everybody saw that".
Platinum Award - George Weah (President-Elect, Liberia).
We hope one day the best player will be based in Africa.