Moses tops BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist

Lynette Rowe
November 13, 2017

Future Liverpool player Naby Keita is also up for nomination, with Chelsea's Victor Moses and Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang joining them on the five-man list.

Salah has 12 goals this season for Liverpool following his move from Roma and it was his late penalty that sent Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

The victor of this year's award will be announced on December 11, live on BBC World TV and BBC World Service Radio, starting from 17:35GMT.

The nominees were decided by Africa-based journalists and coaches and BBC staff.

On the worldwide stage, Moses has been a key player for the Super Eagles who emerged as the first African team to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Mane has been a revelation since signing for Liverpool last season. A clinical victory over a South Africa at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane sealed their place in Russian Federation, with Mane key to the Teranga Lions' victory with both assists in a 2-0 win.

Keita, who has agreed to join Liverpool at the end of this season for a club record fee, made the Bundesliga team of the year as his club were surprise qualifiers for the Champions League, and he has been a driving force for the Guinea national team.

Moses was a nominee back in 2013.

Similarly, Mohamed Salah helped push Egypt over the line in World Cup Qualifying while proving himself a rock star for the Reds. He helped Nigeria qualify for the world cup in Russian Federation.

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