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Kanu backs Victor Moses for CAF footballer of the year award

Kanu backs Victor Moses for CAF footballer of the year award

- Kanu Nwankwo believes Victor Moses deserves to be named the next CAF African footballer of the year

- Moses has reinvented himself this season as a wing-back for Antonio Conte's Chelsea this season

- Kanu, a two time African footballer of the year thinks moses will beat Mane, Aubameyang to the award

Former Super Eagles star Nwankwo Kanu has picked Victor Moses as his favorite to win this year's CAF Player of the Year award due to his strong performances.

Kanu backs Victor Moses for CAF footballer of the year award

Victor Moses has been exceptional for Chelsea this season

The 26-year-old Moses has been reinvented as a wing-back for Antonio Conte's title side side this season after spending the three previous years away on loan from Chelsea.

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Kanu, a two time African footballer of the year however thinks Moses need to be consistent as he faces competition from Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegalese Sadio Mane.

Kanu backs Victor Moses for CAF footballer of the year award

Aubameyang, Mane and Mahrez were finalist for the 2016 African footballer of the year

“Moses has proved critics wrong. It is now left for CAF to do their rating," Kanu told Sports Village Square.

"As for me, he deserves the 2017 CAF award. Although the season is still on and no one can tell what future will be.

“The likes of Aubameyang and Sadio Mane are dangerous to compete with but I still have a strong belief in the Nigeria forward."

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Kanu backs Victor Moses for CAF footballer of the year award

Nwankwo Kanu, was twice named African footballer of the year

The Super Eagles legend hailed the winger's fitness and ability to beat defenders easily: “Despite playing out of position at Chelsea, he finds it easy to break opponents’ defence with ease.

"And if he keeps this fitness alive I see him becoming the next African footballer of the year."

Kanu, 40, won the CAF Player of the Year award in 1996 and 1999. He represented Nigeria 87 times - scoring 12 goals in the process.

The reigning African footballer of the year is Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester City.

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