Super Eagles forward Victor Moses has been named in France Football magazine’s best XI for 2017.
Deployed in right wing-back position, Moses helped Chelsea to win the 2016/17 Premier League title and reach the final of the FA Cup.
The 27-year-old also scored four times and provided two assists to help Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Moses, who missed out of CAF Awards best player final list and lost the BBC Award to Egypt’s Mohammed Salah, is the only Nigerian in the best XI.
“Under the direction of Antonio Conte, this right-winger has managed an astonishing tactical conversion into a club, where he has fully blossomed into a defensive role as well as offensive. A champion with the Blues, he has also taken a leading role in the Super Eagles qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he will be one of the great African attractions,” commented the French publication on the Chelsea star’s achievements in 2017.
African Best XI:
Essen El Hadary (Egypt, Al-Taawoun), Nabil Dirar (Morocco, Fenerbahce), Medhi Benatia (Morocco, Juventus), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Naples), Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria, Naples), Victor Moses (Nigeria, Chelsea) , Naby Keita (RB Leipzig, Guinea), Jean-Michaël Seri (Ivory Coast, OGC Nice), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon, FC Porto).
Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon, AC Seville), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt, WBA), Thomas Partey (Ghana, Atletico Madrid), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco, Ajax Amsterdam), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund).