Chelsea call on fans to vote Moses for BBC African Player award

Moses marks return to Chelsea starting XI with stellar performance

English Premier League champions Chelsea are canvassing support for their winger, Victor Moses, as it called on fans to vote for the Super Eagles star as 2017 BBC African Player.

The club in a statement on its website acknowledged that Moses “has had a fantastic year for club and country” and wrote, “you can help Victor (Moses) win by voting for him.”

The BBC award which is determined exclusively by fans has four other nominees contending for the prize with Moses.

They are 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 was also included in the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 CAF African Player of the Year Award.

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Speaking to Chelsea about his nominations in both awards, Moses said: “I am very proud and delighted.”

He added: “It’s been a great year for me so far. We won the league, we got to the FA Cup final. I really enjoyed the season last year and I’m very happy with how it went. I want to continue in that way.

“A couple of years ago I didn’t play enough games for Nigeria because of injury, but this year has been an amazing year.

“In the first game in the World Cup qualifiers against Algeria I scored twice which was very good, and helped us get the three points. And now we have qualified for the World Cup.”

The voting for the BBC award will end on November 27, and the winner will be announced on December 11th.


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