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Victor Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Salah makes BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist Five Nominees For BBC African Player Of The Year Revealed
Rita Gibson | 12 November, 2017, 20:44

The BBC African Footballer of the Year (previously known as the BBC African Sports Star of the Year and the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year) is an annual award given to the best African footballer of the year as voted by the BBC radio listeners.

Moses made the shortlist of five alongside Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, and Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

She said, "How long are we going to continue complaining about ONE SIDED AWARDS?"

You can check out clips for each nominee, as well as vote in the online poll, at BBC Sport.

The shortlist also features Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Liverpool.

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BBC's African Footballer of the Year shortlisted five: Mane (top, left), Moses (center, left), Salah (bottom, left), Aubameyang (top, right) and Kieta (bottom, right).

The BBC will announce the award victor on December 11.

Algerian national and last season's awardee, Riyad Mahrez, expressed: "It means a lot; it's something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud", the Leicester City man said following his achievement.

Moses is attempting to become the first Nigerian player since Austin Okocha in 2004 to win the award and Balogun, who plays for Mainz in the German Bundesliga, has taken to Social Media to rally Nigerians to make it possible.

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