President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has expressed his dissatisfaction after Victor Moses missed out on the final 3-man shortlist for the awards for 2017 which was unveiled in Accra earlier today at the Movenpick Hotel.
The 30 man list which was released by CAF was prune down to three man list which saw Mohammed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool) and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund) contesting for the prestigious Best Player of Year award which will be held in Accra on January 4.
However, in an interview with Accra based Citi FM, the respected football administrator expressed his dissatisfaction at the exclusion of Moses from the three-man list.
“I’m not happy because I feel that Moses should be part of the last three. The only reason why Mahrez won the award last year was because of what he did with Leicester. And Moses helped Chelsea to win the league; played in the FA Cup final; and helped Nigeria qualify for the World Cup.
“So I wonder why. I’m surprised. Maybe we should look at other criteria either than coaches who already have their mindset about who they want to vote for. Tell me what Pierre Emerick Aubameyang did last year to deserve a place ahead of Moses. Aubameyang should not be on that list. He’s struggling with Dortmund.
“I am going to send a proposal to CAF for a new idea of selecting the players because certainly, I’m not happy,” he added.