'Pride of Egypt, King of Africa!’ - Twitter salutes Salah after winning 2017 African Player of the Year award

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Social media has been awashed with congratulatory messages to the Reds forward who made history in the awards ceremony in Accra

Mohamed Salah has been named the 2017 Caf African Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old saw off competition from Senegal international Sadio Mane and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to clinch the individual accolade.

Salah was crowned for guiding the Pharaohs to the Fifa World Cup since 1990 and for maintaining an impressive 17 goals in 21 games in his first six months at Liverpool after completing a move from Roma in June.

In felicitating with the Liverpool talisman, football enthusiasts took to Twitter to pay tribute to the best player on the African continent.

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