Salah has proven to be a superb signing for Liverpool since arriving from Roma in the summer and he continued his sensational form last month after providing 3 assists and five league goals to take his tally to 23 in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Salah has said his country will do "something special" in the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year.
In the penultimate round of World Cup qualifying, Salah scored the brace that edged Congo Brazzaville in Alexandria, including the stoppage-time victor from a penalty that sealed a trip to Russian Federation.
Salah dedicated the award to the children of Africa and Egypt, urging them to follow their dreams and belief.
The striker at the event in Accra, Ghana said the Award was "a dream come true" for him.
Another Twitter user posted:"African football is sooo corrupt man Salah is not even African he's Egyptian".
"If I can win this award twice, three, four times and even 20 times, I want to win it", the former Basel winger said.
Newly crowned African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah says he targets being the best ever football player from Egypt.
Salah has to his credit 39 goals in 60 official games for both club and country in 2017.
Egypt has produced great players among others Mohamed Aboutrika, Hossam Hassan and Ahmed Mido.
Will he step up on the world stage in football's most elite competition?
Women's National Team of the Year- Bayana Bayana (South Africa).
"When a footballer aims for excellence, they must rise to the highest standards, irrespective of where they play".