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Victor Moses deserve to be named the Africa player of the Year

Discussion in 'Africa football and Afcon' started by sport maestro, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    The final shortlist for the African player of the Year award included:
    Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund)
    Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool)
    I still can't explain how Aubameyang made that cut when he couldn't even make the first Africa best IX

    Africa best IX full list
    Full list: Essen El Hadary (Egypt, Al-Taawoun), Nabil Dirar (Morocco, Fenerbahce), Medhi Benatia (Morocco, Juventus), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Naples), Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria, Naples), Victor Moses (Nigeria, Chelsea) , Naby Keita (RB Leipzig, Guinea), Jean-Michaël Seri (Ivory Coast, OGC Nice), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon, FC Porto).

    Substitutes: Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon, AC Seville), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt, WBA), Thomas Partey (Ghana, Atletico Madrid), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco, Ajax Amsterdam), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund).


    Tell me how on earth did Sadio Mane make the list of the top three ahead of victor Moses? I still can't phantom. Victor Moses obvious did not participate in the African Nations Cup. Was Mane, Aubameyang or Salah fantastic in the nation's Cup? No.

    We all remember how shambolic The Gabonese captain was, he missed a seater that cost his side a spot in the next stage of the competition. I'm still baffled. Is it not an award created to honour Africa player base on their individual effort, team contributions and how much they've impacted their National team .

    Aubameyang retired from international football, failed to qualify his country for World Cup, failed to win a trophy for his club, in fact they finished third on the bundasliga table. Sadio Mane probably deserves to be the podium but not ahead of Nigeria Victor Moses. Moses was the best player in Africa, I repeat best player in Africa in the 2016/17 season.

    Moses arguably was the best player during the World Cup qualifiers, he had some excellent performances one of which was his display against Algeria. He scored a brace as Algeria were defeated 3-1

    Moses also stole the show as Nigeria demolished Cameroon 4-0 to take a stranglehold on top spot in Group C.

    Why he wasn't on the list is still a mystery waiting to be unravelled. He was played a crucial role in Chelsea's cruise to the Epl title, he helped Nigeria Qualify for World Cup without losing a match, Nigeria was the first team in Africa to make the world Cup.

    The Nigerian made impact and was a target of big European club, Barcelona inclusive, we can't deny the fact that injury has played his 2017/18 season but anytime he steps onto the pitch, he shows Chelsea fans what they've been missing.

    Goal.com named him the Goal Africa Player of the Year for 2017. The ability of the player to take on new role is so great. He picked up an unfamiliar wing-back role and he became a key solution to a problem position.

    Without taking anything away from Mohamed Salah who is enjoying a fantastic campaign for Liverpool in 2017 since joining from Roma. He has scored 17 goals in 21 games. Salah played a key role in Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign, where they lost to Cameroon in the final and was also instrumental in Egypt's qualification for the First World Cup in 28 years.

    Moses enjoyed a remarkable transformation during the 2016-17 season and he is one of the most improved player in the world last season. I believe Victor Moses is a worthy contender for the African footballer of the Year award.


    Salah wins CAF Award.
    Other winners on the night are listed below.
    • Sunday Ibrahim wins the Legend's award.
    • South Africa U20 wins women's national team of the year.
    • Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania wins Leader of the year.
    • Wydad Casablanca wins club of the year.
    • Egypt coach Hector Cuper wins coach of the year.
    • Paston Daka (Zambia) wins Youth player of the year.
    • Egypt wins national team of the year.
    • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) wins women player of the year.
    • H.E Nana Akufo-Addo & HE George Weah wins platinum awards

    • XI; Mathlouthi (Tunisia), Maaloul (Tunisia), Baily ( Ivory Coast), Fathy (Egypt), Bencharki (Morocco), El Ahmandi (Morocco), Ounajem (Morocco), Ajayi (Nigeria), Boutaib (Morocco), Khenissi (Tunisia), Salah (Egypt).

    • Mohammed Salah wins male player of the year.

    Join the discussion, drop your comments below.
     
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  2. You have a point here. Victor Moses was excellent in 2016/17 at club level in helping his club Chelsea to lift de PL Cup buh there was nothing to write home about at de National Level, b'cos Nigeria didn't qualified for de 2017 AFCON competition. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was fantastic for Dortmund scoring 31 goals in 32 appearances and his country was represented in de competition (2017 AFCON) buh fall-outed in Group Stages and dat alone will cause Victor Moses to fall behind him in de selection criteria. Sadio Mane on de other hand was also instrumental for his club side Liverpool helping dem qualify for Champions League for a very long tym. His country partook in de 2017 AFCON competition and reached de Quarter-Finals Stage. He also surpasses Victor wid dis credit on his cards.
     
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  3. And now de Winner of de ceremony Mohammed Salah, in a different angle has many places to occupy for de award. His National Team was de runner-up (played in de finals) in de 2017 AFCON competition. Coming down to Club level, his performance during de 2016/17 at Roma was above average and dat earned him a switch and interest frm big clubs of which he finally signed for Liverpool. He has also help qualify his country for de 2018 World Cup in a very long period since his country participated in a such major competition & hv also qualified for de 2019 AFCON competition in advance. Speaking of his form at de commencement of de ongoing Premier League season; he has consistently maintained his fine & goal-scoring form and brilliance, winning de player of de month on various occasions, being de club's top scorer dis season in all competition & PL second top scorer (17) jux 1 goal adrift first place Tottenham's Harry Kane (18). His performance is above par and dat makes him de overall African Best Player for 2017 widout hesitation/doubt on de night of de Awards Ceremony.
     
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  4. There are numerous factors that were considered in de selection criteria (i.e. both at Club and National Level are considered). And I think dat could play a part in Victor Moses' case. He's a gud guy, so he should keep it up and be focused on his job, and trust me he will also be named de African Best Player of de year someday.
     
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  5. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    The poor performance put to display by Aubameyang in the nations cup is enough to rule him out.
    Sadio too was not fantastic. He missed a spot kick that led to the elimination of Senegal.

    Seriously Moses had a great year for the national. They trashed the Africa Champions 4-0 in Nigeria
    1-0 in Cameroon.

    They had only lost a single match since they had their new coach and Moses and other top players were absent when they lost to South Africa.

    Nigeria was the first country to qualify for the World Cup, which to me is a very big achievement.

    Whatever criteria they might have use, I don't care. I believe the selection is a fraud.
     
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  6. Y
    Da be da tin, you owe our opinion 100% bro. Buh dis isn't de first tym someone has been overlooked as a contender. If u ask, dey manage to ease ur question wid their selecting criteria thing and end up questioning u for their abilities & Autonomous thing. So for me, am not surprised at all.
     
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  7. Buh in overall, da truth be say, Mohammed Salah is well ahead of Victor Moses for de Award. You can't take it from him. He really deserves it. ✌✌✌
     
  8. I'm a Nigerian, I implore all Nigerians to put their sentiment apart and applauded Mohamed Salah who is a worthy winner. The guy is really doing great. He's even in the run for the best player in the League right. But I also agree with the writer, Moses deserve to be on the podium. He was better than Aubameyang and Mane.
     

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