Kelechi John nominated for Best Player award in the Portuguese League

Kelechi John nominated for Best Player award in the Portuguese League

- Kelechi John has been nominated for Best Player award in the Portuguese Liga

- John who is a Nigerian defender is in contention for the award with 22 other players

- He plays for Rio Ave in Portugal and his club are currently occupying 10th position

The superb performances of Nigerian defender Kelechi John has been appreciated in the Primeira Liga as he has been nominated for the Best Player award this season.

Kelechi John currently plays for Rio Ave, and the 20-year-old will now face competition from 22 other players in Portugal for this award.

There will be voting to select the best player among all these stars which will take place on the website of The Professional Football Players' Union (SJPF) according to the report on Futaa.

Already, Kelechi John's impressive display for his club has earned him an international invitation with the Nigerian team.

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The former Plateau United man is among the Nigerian Under 23 stars who will face Libya in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Kelechi John and his teammates at Rio Ave are currently occupying 10th position on the Primeira Liga standings with 29 points after 25 games.

Benfica are topping the Primeira Liga so far this season with 60 points after 25 games played.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Gernot Rohr who is the handler of Super Eagles made it clear that Fenerbahce's Victor Moses has not reversed his decision to quit the national team ahead of the 2019 AFCON.

Moses who currently plays for Turkish side Fenerbahce on loan from Chelsea hanged his international boots in August 2018 after the World Cup citing family and career as reason.

And ever since the 28-year-old left the national team, there have been reports that he could make a return for the squad that will campaign at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

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