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Polls for Musa, others begin today as FIFA picks date for Best Football Awards


Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa (L) vies with Iceland’s midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI /

Voting in the 2018 FIFA Best Football Awards will begin today, while the winners would be unveiled at a gala night in London on September 24, the world football governing body has said.

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa is a candidate for the best goal of the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup.

It is the third edition of the “The Best FIFA Football Awards,” which recognises football’s top performers of the 2017/2018 season.

The Best FIFA Football Awards are not only the game’s highest honour for coaches and footballers, but also a celebration in which football fans play a vital and active part.

FIFA has picked a select group of sports journalists, including The Guardian’s Christian Okpara, to participate in the exercise, which will close on August 10.

Musa’s second goal against Iceland at the just concluded World Cup in Russia has been adjudged as one of the best of the tournament and will contend with other top strikes in the goal of the year category.

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