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Victor Moses wins 2018 Nigerian Player of the Year Award

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The Chelsea player won the top prize in the country’s football federation awards ceremony held in Lagos on Monday evening

Victor Moses has been crowned 2018 NFF Player of the Year after edging out Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu.

The 27-year-old had a stellar 2016-17 season helping Chelsea win the English Premier League title which meant a return to continental football for the London side.

More remarkably was his transformation – under Antonio Conte – from an out-and-out winger to a wing-back and also, having to enjoy a season where the injury problems that had threatened his promising career were curtailed as he appeared in a career-high 40 games, scoring four goals in all competitions for the Blues.

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Aiteo NFF Awards 2018. Player of the year (Men)

He was also one of the key players as Nigeria became the first African nation to book a ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup. Moses played in four of six World Cup qualifying clashes and scored thrice amid several dazzling moments.

The former Wigan man has continued from where he left off last season, continuing to be an integral part of Conte’s setup.

Moses has played 23 games, finding the back of the net on two occasions so far this term.

The accolade won on Monday evening in Lagos see him become the first player to win the top prize in the Nigeria Football Federation-organised awards.

 

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