After Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong where chosen as the two Nigerians listed by CAF with 28 others, for the prestigious award Africa Player of the Year Award, former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali has given his opinion on who should win the award.
Agali believes Victor Moses’ performances for both club and country last season, is enough to fetch him the African Player of the Year award, as Moses excelled more than the other players in terms of achievement for club and country in the year under review.
“I can speak well of Victor Moses, who I think has been doing tremendously well with his club, Chelsea. He is one of the players that was instrumental to the club winning the English Premier League title this year.
“Moses was consistent with a big role on his shoulders for the Super Eagles, where his impressive performances also led to Nigeria qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
“Another high profile player that I will pick is Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Although Aubameyang, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, also did well, he is not on top for his country unlike Moses’ influence for Chelsea and Nigeria and for that reason I will pick Moses ahead of him,” he said.
Nigeria’s Junior Ajayi, who plays for Al Ahly of Egypt, will compete for the African Player of the Year award based in Africa and he also spoke on that although he admitted, he did not really know much about Ajayi’s exploits with Al Ahly of Egypt, added: “It will be difficult for me to comment on the Africa-based player award. But I hope it turns out well for Ajayi since he also played in the CAF Champions League.