Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Moses nominated for BBC African Player award

Moses nominated for BBC African Player award

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez won a year ago.

Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were among five nominees named for the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award on Saturday.

Gabonese goal machine Aubameyang became the first African to top the Bundesliga's scoring charts outright with 31 goals last season, and he's maintained his fine form by already netting 10 goals this term.

Moses has thrived under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, becoming a key figure at right wing-back for the Premier League title winners last season. The Senegal worldwide netted 13 goals and recorded eight assists with Liverpool and also helped Senegal reach their first World Cup since 2002.

Salah help to usher Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 and Africa Cup of Nations runners-up.

In addition, incoming Liverpool signing Naby Keita made the list.

The shortlist also features Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Liverpool.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) released its five-man shortlist for its African Footballer of the Year award.

Aubameyang celebrates his fifth-consecutive shortlisting and Mane is nominated for a third time, while the other players are first-time nominees.

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