Nigeria international, Victor Moses has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC African Footballer Of The Year award for 2017.

Moses, who has also been nominated for the CAF African Footballer Of The Year award, is the only Nigerian in the five-man shortlist released over the weekend.

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Indeed, Moses has enjoyed a fantastic year at Chelsea in which he helped the Blues win the Premier League title and reach the FA Cup final, all from the new position of right wing-back.

On the international 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 Russia.

He scored three goals in qualifying and was named in CAF's continent-wide best XI for the World Cup qualifiers.

It is now yet to be seen if Moses will be voted ahead of the quartet of Sadio Mane - Liverpool, Mo Salah - Liverpool, Naby Keita - RB Leipzig and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund who all are also in the run for the prestigious award.

Austin Okocha was the last Nigerian male player to win the award; having won it in 2003 and 2004 while the legendary Didier Drogba was the last Chelsea player to pick the award; wining it in 2009.

It is on record that Moses was nominated back in 2013 but Yaya Toure won the award that year.

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