Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named the African Player of the Year on Thursday, finishing ahead of Senegal attacker and Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Salah had a year to remember for club and country in 2017, establishing himself as one of the most effective attackers in Serie A, as club side AS Roma finished second to Juventus in Italy, before moving to Premier League side Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
Wydad Casablanca are the top team on the African continent for the first time in 25 years after a 1-0 home victory over Al Ahly in the second leg of their Champions League final secured a 2-1 aggregate win in Casablanca on Saturday.
Walid El-Karti's second-half strike proved the decisive moment on the night as Wydad proved worthy winners of Africa's elite competition to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup that will be played in the United Arab Emirates from Dec. 6-16.
Moroccan heavyweights Wydad Casablanca and Egyptian giants Al Ahly will clash in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final in Casablanca on Saturday, after the two sides shared a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
The North African duo met in Alexandria last weekend, as Wydad left Egypt with a moral victory, with Achraf Bencharki scoring an away goal to cancel out Moamen Zakaria's third-minute opener.
Both clubs have been cautiously optimistic in the lead-up to the second leg, as they look to cap...