Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year following an exceptional year with AS Roma, Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.
The 25-year-old pipped team mate Sadio Mane as well as Victor Moses, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Naby Keita to the award, to become the third Egyptian player after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) to win the prize.
Salah succeeds Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, who clinched the title in 2016 following his exploits with Leicester City...
Africa's five sides learned their fates in Friday's group-stage draw, but what are the quintet's chances of reaching the World Cup knockout stages now that we know their opening opponents?
Here's how we rank the continent's representatives in light of Friday's draw.
5. Tunisia: The Eagles of Carthage appear to be the continent's weakest representatives in Russia next summer, and their slim hopes of reaching the knockouts weren't helped by a tricky opening group.
Had they found themselves in Egypt...