Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Two Reds nominated for BBC African player of the year

Two Reds nominated for BBC African player of the year

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Leipzig's Guinea midfielder Naby Keita make up the rest of the shortlist.

Female footballer and Nigerian worldwide Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON has queried the exclusion of female nominee as voting for the BBC's African Player of the Year prize opens.

Super Eagles star, Victor Moses, is on a five-man shortlist for the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year Award.

Despite their Nations Cup triumph in February, no Cameroonian has made a list selected by a combination of Africa-based journalists and coaches, and BBC staff.

The nomination follows another he received earlier this month for the African Footballer of the Year award, organised by CAF, the continent's governing body.

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Victor Moses scored a total of four goals in 40 games played in all competitions for Chelsea in 2016-17 season.

Moses, who has helped Nigeria seal their place in next year's FIFA World Cup, played a vital role in Chelsea's victory in the English Premier League last season.

Moses was reborn under coach Antonio Conte, who spotted qualities that previous Chelsea managers hadn't, as he converted into a right wing-back with natural attacking instincts and defensive diligence.

Egypt winger Salah has had a year to remember both in the colours of Roma and Liverpool, and for his national side.

Salah help to usher Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 and Africa Cup of Nations runners-up. So far the 25-year old has hit an impressive seven goals in 11 appearances.

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