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

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Egypt winger Salah has had a year to remember both in the colours of Roma and Liverpool, and for his national side.

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

His pace, explosiveness, composure and weekly electric display made Conte's Chelsea course a lot easier last season.

The Gabonese became the first African to top the Bundesliga scoring charts outright and only the fourth player in Bundesliga history to hit over 30 goals - a feat that helped him become the sole African on Fifa's Player of the Year shortlist.

The Egyptian has scored seven goals in eleven league games so far this season, becoming a central part of Liverpool's attack.

The BBC award nomination is coming on the heels of another one he received earlier this month for the African Footballer of the Year award, organised by CAF, the continent's football governing body.

Last season, Moses helped his club to top the Premier League as well as notch an FA Cup runner-up finish. He also helped Nigeria qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

The BBC African Footballer of the Year (previously known as the BBC African Sports Star of the Year and the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year) is an annual award given to the best African footballer of the year as voted by the BBC radio listeners.

Voting is now open to determine the victor.

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