Recently Mohammed Salah was awarded the African Footballer of the Year 2017 who is just 25 years of age. He was awarded the title in Accra, Ghana, on 4 January by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
This award was disputed by some football fans who argued that he wasn’t even African because he never lived in Africa in his life.
On Arabic Twitter, Mohamed Salah had generated more than 25,000 tweets by Friday morning. Egyptians were also tweeting under the Arabic hashtag #CAF and the English hashtag #CAFAwards2017.
Liverpool and Egypt player Salah came out top after managing to get 625 points in the CAF polls.
Last year was the first time football fans and the general public was allowed to vote for the Africa Player of the Year award. Previously African coaches, journalists, and national team captains voted for the winners.
Salah was one of the major players who helped the Egyptian team qualify for the World Cup in Russia this year and he was a joint top scorer in the World Cup qualifiers scoring five goals.
He has also had an eventful season with English premier league team Liverpool scoring 23 goals in just 29 appearances.