Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Reacts After Getting Nominated for CAF Player of the Year Award

Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Reacts After Getting Nominated for CAF Player of the Year Award

  • Moses Simon has dedicated his nomination for the Africa player of the year award by CAF to his coaches, teammates and family
  • Moses Simon was the only Nigerian to bag a nomination for Africa’s most prestigious football award after CAF released a shortlist of 30 players
  • The CAF awards was last hosted in 2019 with Senegal forward, Sadio Mane winning the gong and he is nominated for the award again with Mohamed Salah

Super Eagles forward, Moses Simon is still basking in the excitement of being nominated for the CAF Player of the Year award after the Confederation of Africa Football released the list of the nominees.

Moses has been nominated alongside Africa’s top stars including Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Riyad Mahrez for Africa’s top individual award which was last hosted in 2019.

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Super Eagles Star Moses Simon in action for Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon earlier this year. Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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The Super Eagles star has now dedicated his nomination to everyone around him on Twitter including his coaches, teammates, friends, and family Complete Sports reports.

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Moses had a superb year under review as he was the Super Eagles’ standout player at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations where he guided Nigeria to the round of 16.

The 26-year-old winger will hope to end Nigeria’s long wait to win the player of the year award since Nwankwo Kanu last won it in 1999.

Leeds move to hijack Moses Simon from Nice

Meanwhile, Moses Simon could find himself playing in the English Premier League when the 2022/23 football season commences after Leeds United entered the race to sign the Nigerian winger.

The Super Eagles forward have already agreed to a deal in principle to join OGC Nice from Nantes but according to The Guardian Leeds United are trying to hijack the deal.

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The English Premier League club are bracing up for the departure of Raphinha who has been a subject of interest from Barcelona, Chelsea, and Arsenal as the EPL club now wants Moses Simon to replace the Brazilian.

Moses Simon the only Nigerian footballer nominated in CAF 30-man list

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Moses Simon has been nominated alongside 29 African stars for the prestigious Africa Footballer of the year award.

The Super Eagles winger had an explosive Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon earlier this year which the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has used in identifying nominees for the award.

Moses Simon is the only Nigerian to be nominated for the Footballer of the year award dominated by champions of the 2021 AFCON, Senegal who have 5 players on the 30-man shortlist.

Source: Sports Brief News