Two Reds nominated for BBC African player of the year

Two Reds nominated for BBC African player of the year

Two Reds nominated for BBC African player of the year

Some of you have been sending us your choices for African Footballer of the Year via Facebook today and there are plenty of people championing Manchester United's Eric Bailly. The victor will be announced on Monday, December 11.

He could become the first Nigerian player to win the award since Jay-Jay Okocha emerged victor in 2004.

Both Salah and Mane have been in great form for the Reds this season, with Salah making an instant impact since joining from Roma in the Summer.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Gabon & Borussia DortmundAubameyang, 28, has had an outstanding 2017, scoring 35 goals for Dortmund, with whom he won the German Cup.

The Egyptian has scored seven goals in eleven league games so far this season, becoming a central part of Liverpool's attack. The Senegal worldwide netted 13 goals and recorded eight assists with Liverpool and also helped Senegal reach their first World Cup since 2002.

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Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, who was named in the Bundesliga team of the year after helping RB Leipzig to a second-place finish, completed the shortlist.

After so many years on the Chelsea sidelines, Nigeria's Moses finally established himself at Stamford Bridge - and the wait was worth it as he ended the season as a regular starter, a Premier League champion and with an FA Cup runners-up medal. He also helped Nigeria qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

Egypt winger Salah has also impressed for club and country.

On the worldwide level, the 25-year-old guided Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 after scoring a brace against Congo in the penultimate group qualifier last month.

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