The Liverpool forward pipped Sadio Mane, Victor Moses, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Naby Keita to the award.
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Africa's five sides learned the identities of their group-stage opponents on Friday, but have their chances been affected by the draw?
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What kind of World Cup track record will Africa's five bring to the table in Friday's draw?
Which of the continent's five representatives at next summer's World Cup are best placed to reach the latter stages of the tournament?
We now know the identity of Africa's five teams in Russia, but what do they need to improve between now and next summer?
KweséESPN identify the five matches which ultimately decided Africa's World Cup qualifiers.
Edwin Gyasi's first Ghana goal cancelled out Shikabala's opener as the Black Stars end their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw against Egypt.
Egypt coach Hector Cuper defended his tactics on Monday, saying a different strategy may not have led the Pharaohs to the World Cup.
Mohammed Salah will miss Egypt's final World Cup qualifier against Ghana this month to focus on Liverpool's domestic and European campaigns.
Mohamed Salah's 95th-minute winner ended his nation's 28-year exile from the World Cup, sending millions of Egypt fans into raptures in the process.
When it's been 28 years since your last appearance at the biggest tournament in the world, clinching a spot means one thing: Party!
Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo.
The Pharaohs retook top spot in Group E from the Cranes after securing a 1-0 victory in Alexandria.
We're at the midway point in Africa's World Cup qualifying campaign, as the race to be among the continent's five representatives in Russia hots up.
The Cranes may have lost their charismatic coach, but World Cup qualifying victory over Egypt shows there's life beyond Micho.
Emmanuel Okwi scored the only goal of the game as the Cranes stunned the Pharaohs in Namboole to take top spot in Group E.
Essam El-Hadary is one of Africa's all-time greats, but Uganda's Denis Onyango believes that no one can match his recent form.
Uganda captain Denis Onyango has told KweséESPN that the Cranes are confident they can silence Egypt's star man.
Despite producing some of Africa's greatest players, Egypt's exports to the Premier League have had little success in England.
West Brom have agreed a deal in principle to sign Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi, sources have told ESPN FC.