Ahmed Musa questions BBC’s choice of POTY nominations

Ahmed Musa questions BBC’s choice of POTY nominations

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has questioned the decision of the BBC’s choice of candidates for this year’s awards despite the country qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.

The Al-Nassr of Saudi striker revealed he felt unhappy when he saw the nominations, describing the decision to leave out Nigerian players.


“I saw the list and I felt unhappy because when you see the players that are on the list, they are not even up to standard with what we did at the World Cup.


“So it’s the politics of the game, so we don’t have to think about that. Now we have a lot of young players doing well, so hopefully we will get our name there,” Musa told AOI Football.


This year’s nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the year Award are Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Thomas Partey (Ghana) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt).


Egypt Mohamed Salah won last year’s award and will be favourite to retain the title after an impressive season with Liverpool.

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