Moses, Mane, Salah lead BBC African Player of the Year Nominees

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Super Eagles and Chelsea FC player, Victor Moses has been nominated for the 2017 BBC African football player of the year.

The five-man shortlist consisting of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah was revealed during a special live launch broadcast in London, the BBC said.

Moses was reborn under coach Antonio Conte, who spotted qualities that previous Chelsea managers hadn't, as he converted into a right wing-back with natural attacking instincts and defensive diligence.

The likes of Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey were all left red-faced as BBC announced this year's Africa footballer of the year award.

Riyad Mahrez won the award last year after after helping the Foxes to Premier League glory in 2016, but he was nominated this year.

Voting is open now on the BBC Sport website and closes on November 27.

Mane's fine form for Liverpool has carried over to the worldwide stage as the winger helped Senegal qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Twenty-eight-year-old Aubameyang netted 35 goals and won the German Cup - becoming the Bundesliga top scorer - the first African to achieve the feat.

Moses' three goals and three assists in Chelsea's league winning campaign also didn't go unnoticed.

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Moses was a major part of Chelsea's title-winning season and was instrumental in Nigeria's unbeaten run and eventual qualification for the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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