James Kwasi Appiah, head coach for Ghana’s Senior National Team, Black Stars, has identified Egyptian Captain, Mohammed Salah as his best to win the 2017 CAF Africa Player of the Year award.
The Liverpool danger man face a stiff competition from club team mate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Africa’s football governing body [CAF] shortlisted them for the award which will be staged in Accra on January 4th.
Nonetheless, the former Ghanaian international is convinced the Liverpool star has done enough throughout the year to win himself the prestigious award for the very first time following his blistering form both at club and international level.
As one of the invited guests for the event on Monday, Kwasi Appiah said “All the countries and the players CAF shortlisted are all doing very well so whoever wins deserves it.”
“I think Mohammed Salah played very this season because he assisted and scored many goals for the Egyptian national team and helped them to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and he is doing very well his club as well so if he gets it fine but at the end of the day the other competitors also deserve it if they win,” he added.
Algeria’s Riyard Maharez is the defending champion but unfortunately could not make the list of nominees for the current as a result of his dip in form for both club and country.