Ghana and Olympique Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew won the prestigious Marc-Vivien Foe award for the best African Player in the French Ligue 1 for 2014-15 season.
The 25-year-old beat off stiff competition from the likes of Nigeria Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama who won it last season, Ivory Coast’s Saint-Etienne forward Max-Alain Gradel and Tunisian Aymen Abdennour of Monaco.
Despite an injury-ravaged season, Ayew starred for Marseille as they pushed for their maiden Ligue 1 title since 2010. He scored 10 goals and added 2 assists in 27 games. The Ghanaian is expected to leave Marseille this summer and has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs including Liverpool.
The Marc-Vivien Foe Award was originally called Trophy for the Best African Ligue 1 Player before it was renamed in 2011 in honour of the Cameroonian who collapsed and died on the pitch on June 26 2003 during a FIFA Confederations Cup match against Colombia at the Stade de Gerland, Lyon.
Other players who have won the award include Morocco’s Marouane Chamakh, 2009, Ivorian Gervinho, 2010 and 2011, Moroccan Younes Belhanda, 2012, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 2013, and Nigerian Enyeama who won it last season at Lille.
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