FIFA congratulates Nigeria's Victor Moses for winning top award

FIFA congratulates Nigeria's Victor Moses for winning top award
Chelsea's Victor Moses (L) vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (R)

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018. 13:30

Following his accolade as Nigerian Player of the Year for men, Victor Moses has received a congratulatory message from FIFA.

FIFA wished the Nigeria and Chelsea star for his massive win as the Player of the Year for Men at the inaugural 2018 Aiteo/NFF Awards held on Monday.

The awards took place at the Eko Hotel in Lagos and Moses was picked ahead Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Home-based Eagles striker Anthony Okpotu.

“Congratulations, Victor Moses! How far do you think Victor and Nigeria Super Eagles will go at the World Cup this summer?” FIFA tweeted.

Other recipients at the awards included Asisat Oshoala who was crowned Player of the Year for Women, Kennedy Boboye and Ann Chiejine won Coach of the Year for Men and Women respectively.

On the other hand, the Super Falcons up and coming star, Rasheedat Ajiboye walked away with Young Player of the Year with Home-based Eagles defender Ikouwem Udoh taking the men’s accolade.

In other awards, MFM’s Sikiru Olatunbosun took the Goal of the Season Award, El Kanemi Warriors won Fans of the Season whilst Remo Stars were awarded with the Fair Play award and FIFA President Gianni Infantino went home with the Platinum award.

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