Chelsea Celebrate Moses’ African Player Of The Year Award Nomination

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Premier League champions Chelsea have
celebrated Super Eagles forward Victor Moses’ nomination for
the 2017 Aiteo CAF Player of the Year Awards.
Chelsea confirmed Moses’ nomination on their official
website.
Moses, alongside Eagles’ teammate William Troost-Ekong,
are part of the 30-man shortlist released by CAF on
Wednesday.
Al Ahly’s Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi is also included in the
30-man list for the best Africa based player.
A statement on Chelsea website reads: “Victor Moses is
among the contenders to win the African Footballer of the
Year award.
“The 30-man shortlist was announced today and Moses, a key
figure in our Premier League title triumph last season, is in
contention to win the prize.
“Moses, deployed in a right wing-back role by Antonio Conte
at the start of last season, was a regular for the Blues as we
secured the title, with the Nigerian flourishing due to a
combination of his natural attacking qualities and the ability to
defend in a mature way when the opposition are in
possession.
“As well as his success at club level, Moses was an integral
part of the Nigeria squad which qualified for next summer’s
World Cup finals in Russia. He scored a brace in their 3-1
qualifying win over Algeria, as well as netting as they recorded
a 4-0 victory against Cameroon.
“Moses will be aiming to become only the second Chelsea
player to lift the award after Didier Drogba took the prize on
two separate occasions, in 2009 and 2006. Both John Mikel
Obi and Michael Essien finished in the top three at various
points.
“Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez was last year’s winner.
“Votes from a combination of head coaches and technical
directors from national teams, as well as members of CAF’s
(Confederation of African Football) Technical and
Development Committee and a panel of media experts will
determine the winner.
“The winner will be announced at a ceremony in the Ghanaian
capital Accra on 4 January 2018.”

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