Victor Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Salah makes BBC African Footballer of the Year shortlist

Cameroon's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations victor Arnaud Djoum was part of the panel to discuss the nominees, as were Nigeria's 1996 Olympic football champion Emanuel Amuneke and Jean Sseninde of Uganda's national team and Crystal Palace ladies squad.

BBC's African Footballer of the Year shortlisted five: Mane (top, left), Moses (center, left), Salah (bottom, left), Aubameyang (top, right) and Kieta (bottom, right).

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.

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Leipzig's Guinea midfielder Naby Keita make up the rest of the shortlist.

His pace, explosiveness, composure and weekly electric display made Conte's Chelsea course a lot easier last season. He's scored 12 goals for Liverpool just this season; no Liverpool player has scored more than 14 goals in one season since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in 2013-14, and it's only November.

He also shone as Senegal reached their first World Cup since 2002.

Two Liverpool players have been nominated for the BBC's African player of the year award. He helped Nigeria qualify for the world cup in Russian Federation.

Egypt winger Salah has also impressed for club and country. So far the 25-year old has hit an impressive seven goals in 11 appearances.

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