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Will Chelsea's Moses land BBC African Player of the Year?

CONTENDER: Victor Moses in action for the Super Eagles

THE FIVE contenders for this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year award have been revealed. The shortlist was unveiled to football fans around the world during a live launch programme on Saturday, November 11

The 2017 nominees are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keïta, Sadio Mané, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah.

Voting kicked off over the weekend and will run until November 27 when the vote closes. Peter Okwoche, presenter of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, said: “Who knows what could happen with this list! It’s fresh - no previous winners and three newcomers – so the award is anybody’s game. It’s up to the fans now to get voting and make it happen for their favourite footballer.”

The winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year will be revealed live during Focus on Africa on BBC World News and BBC World Service on December 11. Previous winners of the award include: Riyadh Mahrez (2016), Yaya Touré (2015 and 2013); Yacine Brahimi (2014); and Christopher Katongo (2012).

Aubameyang has been a sensation with his German side in recent seasons and looks set to grace the Premier League sooner rather than later. The dynamic Keita has been linked with Liverpool such have been his energetic displays.

Moses was pivotal to Chelsea’s Premier League title success during the last top flight campaign but is currently suffering from injury.
Both Mane and Salah have been revelations since joing Liberpool. They have both provided goals and assists as the Anfield club look to make a return to their glory days.

The public can vote online for their favourite player by visiting: www.bbc.com/africanfootball

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