Salah will miss the game through a groin injury, but Mane could well play.
In what was a strong year for African Liverpool forwards, Senegalese global Sadio Mane came second in the voting, with 2015 victor, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, coming in at third place.
The pair attended the African Footballer of the Year ceremony in Accra on Thursday, with Salah winning the award ahead of Mané and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, their fellow nominee.
The Egyptian had a sublime year as he led the national side to the African Cup of Nations but failed to win the competition in the final match against Cameroon. His hard work is definitely paying off and he could become just the second Egyptian to win the coveted African player award after Mahmoud El Khatib, who won in 1983. "I want to dedicate this award to all the kids in Africa and in Egypt, and to tell them to never stop dreaming and believing".
Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year
"2017 was an unbelievable year for me with national team and my clubs".
Salah scored 38 goals and made 16 assists over the course of 60 appearances for club and country and was also named the BBC African Player of the Year last month. "To qualify to the World Cup after 28 years and to have a great season at Roma and Liverpool were special moments in my career", Salah said.
The award is traditionally voted for by the head coaches or technical directors of all Africa's national teams, but this is the first year CAF allowed captains of those teams to also vote.
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This will be the first game for the Cavaliers this year, and it will also be the first game for the point guard in a Cavs jersey. I'm focused on the Cleveland Cavaliers and trying to win a championship". "I have no feel for the game right now", Thomas said.