Chelsea’s Nigeria international forward, Victor Moses, who is on loan at Liverpool has expressed delight over his nomination for the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
The BBC’s Newsday programme listed five candidates for the 2013 award on Monday and opened voting for African football fans, which is expected to close on the 25 November.
“Wow been nominated for BBC African Player of the Year. Really honoured,” Moses tweeted (@VictorMoses).
None of the five candidates nominated for this year’s award has won the BBC awards before and the 22-year-old, who was named alongside fellow Super Eagles teammate John Mikel Obi, will contend with Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure, Burkina Faso’s Jonathan Pitroipa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.
Mikel was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Europa Cup in 2013, scoring 6 goals for the Stamford Bridge outfit before moving on a season-long loan Liverpool, where he scored on his debut in September.
The winner will be announced on Monday, 2 December on the BBC’s Focus Africa radio and television programmes.