Four Nigerians are included on the Confederation of African Football's (Caf) reduced shortlist of ten nominees for its 2013 Player of the Year award.
John Mikel Obi, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa all helped the Super Eagles win the Africa Cup of Nations in February.
The reigning Caf Player of the Year, Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast, is also in the running to retain his crown to add to the BBC award he won earlier in the week.
Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika is on the reduced lists for both African Player of the Year and and the award for Africa-based footballer, which he won last year.
Ghana qualified to the final of the 2013 Wafu Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 in Kumasi on Monday.
The local Black Stars were on the verge of elimination and needed a win to remain in the tournament.
But Ghana's progress was aided by Sierra Leone’s 2-2 draw with Benin, who begun the day as leaders.
The hosts took the lead in the 20th minute when right-back Godfred Saka curled in a free-kick from the left flank.
The Aduana Stars defender delivered one of his trademark efforts and goalkeeper Mohammed Kabore was beaten.
Idrissa Gueye and Yaya Toure
Five games remain, spread over Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, to identify the five nations who will represent Africa at the World Cup in Brazil.
Saturday sees Ethiopia travel to Nigeria to overturn a 2-1 deficit against the Super Eagles, while Casablanca, Morocco, plays hosts to Senegal's clash with the Ivory Coast, who won the first leg 3-1 in Abidjan last month.
Ethiopia coach Sewinet Bishaw has brought back South Africa-based striker Getaneh Kebede for the second leg after a knee injury prevented him from partaking in the first leg.
Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi has called up defender Kenneth Omeruo, part of the Africa Cup of Nations title-winning squad.
The five candidates for the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award have been revealed on the BBC's Newsday programme.
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure has made the shortlist for the fifth consecutive year and is joined by Nigerians Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi, Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.
The winner will be announced on Monday, 2 December at 17:35 GMT on the BBC's Focus on Africa radio and television programmes.
No player on this year's shortlist, drawn up from votes by 44 journalists across Africa, has won the BBC award before and two - Pitroipa and Aubameyang - are the first nominees from their respective countries.