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Agege Local Government Council Chairman of
Lagos State, Abdulganiyu Egunjobi, on
Saturday canvassed support for Super Eagles’
winger, Victor Moses, who was shortlisted for
the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017
award.
Egunjobi, called for the support for Moses
after receiving an award from the organiser of
Asisat Oshoala Foundation and Lagos State
Secondary School Girls Football Clinic for his
contribution to the clinic at Agege Stadium.
Moses was nominated alongside Gabonese
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby
Keita, Senegalese Sadio Mane and his
Liverpool teammate, Mohammed Salah of
Egypt.
Egunjobi’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Rotimi
Sulyman, quoted the chairman, as saying the
winner of the BBC African Footballer Award
were determined by public voting.
The chairman insisted that Agege residents
must vote for Moses to ensure overwhelming
victory for the Nigerian.
“May I use this medium to call on all residents
of Agege to go on the internet, and vote en
masse for Victor Moses, who has been
nominated for BBC African Footballer of the
Year, 2017.
“Your vote will make Moses emerge winner of
the prestigious award and become the second
Nigerian to win it after Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
So go on the internet and cast your vote for
him.”
The chairman promised to lead the charge for
Moses to win the award.
“On Nov, 23 and Nov. 24, I will be offering free
wifi access to all visitors and workers of
Agege Local Government at the Council and
mobilising them to vote for Moses.”
“Voting for the award will close at 1800 GMT
on Nov. 27 while the winner will be announced
on Monday Dec. 11, live on BBC World TV and
BBC World Service Radio,” Egunjobi was
quoted as saying.
The foundation is a pet project of Super
Falcons striker, and reigning African Female
Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala.
It is aimed at teaching aspiring female
footballers in secondary schools basic
techniques of football.

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