Moses, Troost-Ekong, 28 others up for Caf awards

By Daily Sports on November 2, 2017

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Nigerian trio of Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and Junior Ajayi are among thirty players nominated for this year's African Player of the Year award.

While Victor Moses plys his trade at Chelsea of England and Troost-Ekong plays for Turkish side Bursaspor, Junior Ajayi is a striker who plays for Al Ahly.

Moses has had an impressive year in the colours of Nigeria and at club level where he helped the Blues win the English Premier League title.

His importance at Chelsea has been further underscored by his absence due to injury with Frank Lampard, former midfielder of the club, acknowledging that the Blues are missing the Nigerian.

The former Crystal Palace and Wigan man also played a pivotal role in the Super Eagles' qualification for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia with a game to spare.

Troost-Ekong, on the other hand, has become a mainstay in the heart of the Super Eagles defence and has been one of the reasons for the solidity of the Nigerians during their World Cup qualification.

Troost-Ekong, regarded as a role model, is also tipped to become Nigeria's captain in future owing to his fantastic inter-relationship personality in the fold of the Super Eagles and at club level.

The former KAA Gent man has scored twice for Bursaspor in 10 league appearances this season and has won 26 duels and 44 percent of his tackles.

The winners of the CAF awards will be announced in a ceremony to take place in Accra, Ghana, on January 4. ©

•Photo shows Victor Moses.

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 2, 2017


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