Balogun Rallies Nigerians To Vote For Victor Moses As BBC African Footballer Of The Year

Balogun Rallies Nigerians To Vote For Victor Moses As BBC African Footballer Of The Year

By Kayode Ogundare: 

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has called on football loving Nigerians to get behind compatriot and national teammate Victor Moses to win the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year award for.

The Chelsea star made the final shortlist of five alongside Pierre Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund & Gabon); Naby Keita (RB Leipzig & Guinea); Sadio Mane (Liverpool & Senegal) as well as Mohammed Sallah (Liverpool & Egypt).

Leon Balogun and Victor Moses

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.

On his twitter handle @LeonBalogun, he tweeted:

“Nigeria, it’s time to vote. This award can only go to our brother & outstanding baller @VictorMoses – no excuses! Make sure he gets what he deserves – African Footballer of the Year 2017 must be our very own”

Balogun captained the Super Eagles in last Friday’s Matchday 6 2018 World Cup Qualifying game against Algeria which ended 1-1 at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine. Moses, recuperating from an injury, missed the game.

Both Balogun and Moses were included by the Confederation of African Football ( CAF) in the list of best XI players of the Africa World Cup 2018 Qualifiers as Nigeria picked one of the tickets to the World Cup in Russia.


  • Leon, you are such a leader and patriot

  • I’m a Liverpool fan but Moses is winning this.

  • Naby kaita is already the winner

  • Moses all the way

  • Wise u, Moses leading

  • Moses all the way

  • Moses was in d best form of his life last season. He shud win this award oo

  • Nigeria, the so-called giant of Africa unfortunately doesn’t know how to play football politics, the Francophone countries constantly shortchange us even though our financial contributions far supersedes theirs. Although Victor Moses merits the award, I won’t be surprised if they give the award to a player from a Francophone country while Nigerian officials look on. That is their way.

    • Its BBC Africa footballer of the year, we the fans have to vote online, go to to vote for victor moses as the BBC Africa footballer of the year

      • dohdohsky 1 year ago

        Thank you @Funke Mary Aina. If we don’t vote it might affect moses chances of winning.
        Let’s vote guys. is d site

  • That’s true Victor Moses had a good season but i don’t know if the votes are counted properly.

  • Moses all the way, he won English premier league, first african to qualify for word cup, during the qualifies moses win man of the match three times plus nation cup he had already won before besides with those guys that are contest with him know one have ever achieve these.

  • Pls send me link i really

  • PapaFem 1 year ago

    This guy is more Nigerian than many full-blooded Nigerian players . At every given opportunity, he associates with his root and even the boughs of the tree called Nigeria. Love your spirit bro.

  • We are really supporting victor moses……….

  • With the former Cameroonian dethroned as president of CAF may be there can be golden lining in the tunnel

  • How can they vote

  • Sadio Mane all de way…

  • Its not enough to sit there and say Moses will win it, just go online and vote for him.BBC African Footballer of the year is the only award determined solely on fan’s vote. The choice is yours!

  • Let every one go to the link and Vote Victor pls

  • Kupoluyi Akinwumi 1 year ago

    How can somebody vote now, am to vote for Victor Moses

  • Ofonime Willie 1 year ago

    I vote for Victor Moses to be nominated as an African best Footballer

  • Ofonime Willie 1 year ago

    Yes, i voted for Victor Moses to be nominated as African best footballer

  • Eche Emmanuel 1 year ago

    I go for Victor Moses, he deserves it.

  • brainee 1 year ago

    How can I vote? I need to vote for Victor moses

  • austine 1 year ago

    victor moses is the best Player in Africa this year…he have to win it this time i vote for him

  • Dapel friday 1 year ago

    Yes VICTOR MOSES is the one

  • Onyema chibuike 1 year ago

    Victor moses the best

  • chika 1 year ago

    Ive voted now.. Sharp sharp

  • Mon ogie 1 year ago

    I vote Victor Moses to win he dserves it