MOSES AND MIKEL WIN NIGERIA AWARDS

Victor Moses has been named Nigerian Footballer of the Year and John Mikel Obi has been given the Sports Man of the Year award at the Nigerian Sports Awards.

Both were part of the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations for their country for the first time since 1994 back in February, and have since been part of a successful qualification campaign for the World Cup. Mikel competed in the Confederations Cup in the summer, while Moses missed out through injury.

Moses, currently on loan at Liverpool, scored two vital goals in the group stage at the Africa Cup of Nations and netted earlier this month as Nigeria booked their place in Brazil. Mikel, as one of the senior players in a young Nigeria side, was ever-present in the Cup of Nations and Confederations Cup campaigns, and was one of the three nominees for the Nigerian Footballer of the Year.

After winning his accolade, Moses said: 'Proud and honoured to win the Nigerian Footballer of the Year award for 2013. Is a dream come true to play for my country so thank you everyone.'