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John Mikel Obi And Victor Moses Shortlisted for BBC African Footballer of the Year Award


The shortlist of five candidates for the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award has been announced by the BBC Today, November 11, 2013, Monday.

Nigerian Footballers Victor Moses (Liverpool, on loan from Chelsea) and John Mikel Obi (Chelsea) are joined by Burkina Faso’s Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon (Borussia Dortmund).

The list also includes Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure (Manchester City), who has made his fifth consecutive appearance in it.

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The winner will be decided by African football fans, who have an opportunity to vote for their choice until 18:00 GMT on November 25, Monday.

The winner will be announced on December 2, Monday, at 17:35 GMT on the BBC’s Focus on Africa radio and television programmes.

No player on this year’s shortlist, drawn up from votes by 44 journalists across Africa, has won the BBC award before and two – Pitroipa and Aubameyang – are the first nominees from their respective countries.

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  1. Based on individual play, I think Yaya Toure would have gotten my vote, but the award considers trophies won too so I’ll go with Mikel


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