Ghanaian star, Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew, has been named African Player of the Month of August in the English Premier League.
The Swansea City FC attacking midfielder beat other shortlisted African footballers – Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City to win the award.
The CEO of New African Soccer, Tunde Adelakun, said that the 25-year-old got “overwhelming support in an unprecedented voting number count for the monthly award”.
“We could see why Ayew won the award and kudos to him and to the participants in the vote. He just came into the Premier league and hit the ground running – scoring spectacularly against champions Chelsea in his debut and playing well in the month”.
“Riyad Mahrez pushed him close, and well worthy of it too, as Mahrez, a bargain buy by Leicester for only around £500,000 has had a sterling 2015, and was the league’s leading scorer in August.
“But I think people looked at the quality of opposition that Ayew faced and used it in determining the winner this month,” he said.
Andre Ayew’s superiority had earlier been confirmed with the Premier League having voted him the Player of the Month in August, as he inspired his team to major victories.