Former Super Eagles goal machine, Emmanuel Amuneke and midfielder Garba Lawal have tipped Chelsea star, Victor Moses to win the 2017 African Football of the year award slated for January 4 in Accra, Ghana.
Moses is one of the 30 players that have been nominated by CAF for the senior category of the award.
The list also features the likes of Mohammed Saleh of Egypt, Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang of Gabon, Sadio Mane of Senegal, Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso, among others including Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong.
Amuneke, who won the crown in 1994, said though all the players on the list have done well in the season in question, Moses had a remarkable year.
“Moses has had a remarkable 2017, evolving as an all-round player, recall he used to be a winger, then he became a wing-back,” Amuneke said.
On his part, Lawal described Moses as a great athlete who deserves the crown.
“Victor Moses is a great athlete who has proved to the whole world that he has what it takes.
“We just have to wait for CAF to announce the final shortlist and we will take it from there, but I am confident he can go ahead and win the award.”
Nwankwo Kanu was the last Nigerian star to win it in 1999.