Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze has been nominated for the maiden edition of the LaLiga African player of the season award.
LaLiga presented the African player of the mid-season award to Moroccan goalkeeper, Sevilla’s Yassine ‘Bono’ Bounou in January after he was voted the winner.
However It remains to be seen if Bono can clinch the season prize ahead of the other competitors.
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The award seeks to recognize the importance and value of African footballers to Laliga as there are more than 25 footballers plying there trade in Laliga.
Fans taking part in voting for the LaLiga African MVP award competition can win a trip to Spain to watch a Laliga game live.
Public voting for the Laliga African MVP award will go live on May 10 on LaLiga’s social media platforms. It will be launched by former Super Eagles and Real Mallorca Star Mutiu Adepoju.
The competition will come to a close on May 22 and fans who took part in voting can also win LaLiga jerseys and merchandise.
“We were blown away by the response from African football fans to the launch of the African MVP award this season.
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“African audiences have grown in their Viewership and support of Laliga over the years,buoyed by the performances of some of the continent’s fantastic footballers in the league.
“This competition is a fitting tribute to the growth and stature of the African market to Laliga and we encourage fans to participate in their numbers to vote for their standout African Laliga Santander star this season,” said Marcos Pellegrin, Laliga Southern African Managing Director.
Chukwueze is in Nigeria squad for the international friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador.
By Toju Sote
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