Victor Moses has made the five-man shortlist for the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

The winger, on loan at Liverpool from Chelsea, was named alongside Premier League duo Yaya Toure and John Obi Mikel, as well as Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) as nominees for Africa's premier individual prize.

Moses was instrumental as Nigeria were victorious at the Africa Cup of Nations in January, ending the country's 19-year drought for continental glory. The celebrations followed at club level as he lifted the Europa League with Chelsea, after scoring five goals in 10 appearances en-route to their triumph.

"2013 has been an unbelievable year for me," Moses told KICK OFF Magazine. "It was my first time playing a competition with Nigeria and travelling with the team, so I was delighted that we won the Nations Cup in South Africa.

"Then with Chelsea, we won the Europa League and I felt I had a really good season so to wrap it up with silverware was nice."

Moses has continued to impress in Liverpool colours, and is delighted to receive a nod for the African Footballer of the Year gong, especially since a Nigerian has not been honoured as the continent's top star for 14 years.

The Reds flanker is also happy that his fellow countryman, Mikel, has been named amongst the nominees.

"I can't remember the last time a Nigerian won African Footballer of the Year, I think it was 1999 with Kanu. It's a great honour, so if one of us takes it will be special," said the 22-year-old.

"Mikel's a solid player, he's been at Chelsea for a while now so if he gets it, it will be a nice reward for him. I'd love to win it too, but it will be good for the nation either way."

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Voting closes on November 25 and the winner will be announced on December 2.