Maradona Backs Salah To Beat Moses, Mane To BBC African Player Award

Maradona Backs Salah To Beat Moses, Mane To BBC African Player Award

By Johnny Edward:
Argentine legend Diego Maradona has backed Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to win the 2017 BBC African Player of the Year ahead of Nigeria winger Victor Moses and three other nominees.

Moses is up against Gabon and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinea and RB Leizpig’s Naby Keita, and the duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool for the award.

In television interview with Sada El-Balad channel, Maradona, who inspired Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, said: “I would like to support Salah who has greatly succeeded with Roma and Liverpool.

“He’s a wonderful player who surely deserves the award.”

The 25-year-old Salah has been impressive in 2017 with his performances with Roma last season and Liverpool this current season where he scored 14 goals in 18 games in all competitions so far.

He also helped Egypt qualify for their first World Cup since 1990 after scoring a brace against Congo in a qualifier last month which led to automatic qualification.

The winner of the 2017 BBC African Player of the Year will be will be announced on Monday, December 11.

If Salah wins he will become the third Egyptian to win the award after Mohamed Barakat and Mohamed Abou-Treika won in 2005 and 2008 respectively.


  • I respect you a lot but your opinion is not needed at all, mind your own business

  • Waiting sallah win? Because super eagle beat them.

  • Ode oshi ! dont mind your business ! Amugbo oshi !

  • To hell with maradona, this is African

  • this man is fucking asshole,well i don’t blame him dat wat happen wen taking 2much of weed u talk without thinking.

  • Moses all the way, irrespective of what Maradona says. By the way what did Salah win recently and where is Salah’s team on the EPL table??

  • As much as I know mane and sala won nothing and both never played better than moses, moses was an important player throughout the season that saw Chelsea lift premier league title, am just watching to see what caf plans

  • Don’t mind this maradona, nigeria thrashing, still worrying him

  • come on man, don’t tell me u are still thinking abt that 4-2….its just a friendly naw

  • U guys are just blabbing. Salah qualified Roma to UCL, single handedly qualify Egypt to d world cup by scoring 5 out of their 7 goals and he is currently the highest scoring winger in d whole of Europe. Someone should tell me dat of Moses. Nawa for us, in as much as I want Moses to win it, I believe salah will pip this one

  • Wetin concern u inside this issue now ehn face south America bikonu

  • E nor even make EPL team of last year

  • Maradona should go and sit down, his opinion does not count may he is talking under the influence of goskolos.

  • I have never agreed with whatever this man has said before and I don’t think I will ever agree with him. For me his opinions are not necessary.

  • Moses ahead of others no one else mr maradona this is african award not south American oo

  • if bbc award is all about 2016/17.. we all know victor Moses will win it because he was inspirational last summer

  • Victor Thompson u don’t know anything! OKocha did more than that without a trophy what happened thereafter ?

  • Don’t mind him, he will soon cover his face with shame when Moses will eventually announced

  • Maradona is jealous and sentimental bcus Nigeria jst humiliated Argentina. Who giv a Damn Moses is d rightful candidate for Africa best player

  • He moses will win no matter what fools like you think..he’s part of the team that won the premier league and also qualify Nigeria to the world cup..Among all of them, who won the league for his team last season..judges judge base on last season performance not this season

  • Prince Anny Agwaramgbo 1 year ago

    Your useless anger will hinder all that God Has In Stock For Nigeria. Moses more grease to your elbows.


  • Na the win we win them just dey pain the short man

  • Hand of god football drug cheat is still furious on how Moses Eagles disgraced his Agentina team at Recent friendly in Russia.
    More surprise awaits the drug king when Moses is declared not only European but African best, having already bagged Nigeria 2017 Best footballer. His outdated Calculator is just reading negative like his drug invested brain.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    It’s only in Nigeria that correct people knows nothing how can you compare MO Salah’s input to any other nominees plus Moses. Salah will win anyone who doubts me or Victor Thompson will lick their wounds come the 11th. Let’s be transparent and stop political evaluation because we are Nigerians. Only the truth will take our country forward not some dump prediction out of mediocre minds….only the wise will endorse this statement and let the foolish start the insults….see you on the 11th I’m taking note of the hype

  • This man is just stupid and he has no business in caf or FIFA who is he to talk trash maradona is just been jealous because we the super eagles of Nigeria beat Argentina in a friendly……….caf should ignore his comment coz victor moses deserve the award

  • Transfer of aggression. That is what it means…… anyway, I knw it’s just ur view and it’s not binded.

  • Maradona was not happy the way Nigeria super eagles embarrassed Argentina national team that is why he’s backing m. Allah and if maradona know football very well , he should know that non of the nominees merited CAF award except V. Moses . this is 2016/2017 award about to be giving by CAF not 2017/2018 award.

  • Bolajoko malik 1 year ago

    Moses has won it.we are waiting for it

  • It go bi comfortable win for salah

  • Na bad Belle go KILL YOU.. It’s obvious your angry because of the defeat super Eagles defeated your country…

  • No mind him, its because Nigeria beat his country home Argentina for friendly, wooooo! for agbolo man!.

  • CAF should ignored Maradona opinion. Victor Moses all the way. We are anxiously waiting for him to be crown the most valuable player in African.