Following outstanding performances of Nigeria players for both club and country, Africa’s football governing body, CAF has nominated three Nigerian players for its annual award.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses was listed for the category of Africa player of the year award alongside rock solid defender William Troost-Ekong, while Junior Ajayi was listed for African best player based in Africa.
Moses played a vital role for Chelsea, as they captured the English premier league title for the second time in two years and he also contributed immensely to the Super Eagles qualification for the 2018 world cup, where he netted 3 goals in the process.
William Troost Ekong was deservedly nominated after he helped Nigeria’s senior team to secure a world cup ticket, forming a solid partnership with Germany based Leon Balogun.
Apart from national team contributions, he has also become an important player for Turkish Super league side Bursaspor, where he has scored vital goals from his defensive position this season.
Former Dream Team and Al Ahly of Egypt striker Junior Ajayi, was also nominated for the Africa best player award based in Africa.
The Former shooting stars striker has grown up to become a household name in the Egyptian league since he switched from CS Sfaxien of Tunisia to Al Ahly.
He helped Ahly to win a double last season and also played a key role for team to qualifiy for this year’s CAF Champions league final against Wydad of Morocco.
CAF released the lists of the nominated players through its twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon.
The award which now has new sponsors will take place in Accra Ghana next year.