There are strong indications that Moses could become another Nigerian player, apart from Austin Jay-Jay Okocha to win the BBC award, after Jay-Jay won it in 2004.

the Chelsea forward has been nominated for the 2017 award alongside four other African foreign professionals: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita  and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Here are some reason why we feel Nigeria’s Victor Moses has some upper-hand in the race:

After going the down radar in Chelsea’s formation, Conte came on board to give Moses a new lease of life in the set-up of the Blues. Conte noticed Moses’ potentials in pre-season and the 26-year-old took his chance and  in one of the season’s least expected narratives – he fully did so via stamina, strength and speed.

Moses narrowly missed out on a double last season. While there is no doubt that he was instrumental to the success of Chelsea in the Premier League, Moses also received an FA Cup runners-up medal after Chelsea lost to Arsenal. The low point, though, in the final was when the Nigerian ended the campaign with a red card.

In the international front, Moses played only three internationals games for the Super Eagles this year and contributed immensely to the  4-0 destruction of Cameroon that knocked the African champions out of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia next year.

the winner of the award will be decided by votes from fans across the globe.