By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has been nominated for the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.
The announcement was made during a special live launch broadcast in London on Saturday.
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.
Moses, who is also on a 30-man shortlist for the CAF African Football of the Year Award along the BBC nominees, won the English Premier League with Chelsea last season, playing a pivotal role.
He could become the first Nigerian player to win the award since Jay-Jay Okocha emerged winner in 2004.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on Monday, 11 December.
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