Victor Moses on BBC's African Player of the Year shortlist

Victor Moses on BBC's African Player of the Year shortlist

The victor will be announced December 11.

Female footballer and Nigerian global Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON has queried the exclusion of female nominee as voting for the BBC's African Player of the Year prize opens.

The five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, including Nigerian Victor Moses, has been revealed.

Aubameyang celebrates his fifth-consecutive shortlisting and Mane is nominated for a third time, while the other players are first-time nominees.

Moses made the shortlist for the BBC prize following a fantastic year at Chelsea in which he helped the Blues win the Premier League title and reach the FA Cup final, all from the new position of right wing-back.

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Moses was only a nominee back in 2013 while Leicester's Riyad Mahrez won previous year.

Mane's fine form for Liverpool has carried over to the global stage as the winger helped Senegal qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Moses was a nominee back in 2013.

Mo Salah was King of the Pharaohs in 2017 - scoring a dramatic stoppage-time penalty against Congo to fire Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 while also having a hand in four of the North Africans' five goals as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations. He helped Nigeria qualify for the world cup in Russian Federation. So far the 25-year old has hit an impressive seven goals in 11 appearances.