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Onyekuru Adores Belgian League Young Player Award

Written By: SD Reporter


RSC Anderlecht of Belgium attacker, Henry Onyekuru is relishing his latest achievement, sequel to his emergence as winner of Soulier d’Or 2017 award, for the Most Promising Player of the Year.

The product of Aspire Academy sensation, who is currently recuperating from a knee injury he sustained in December, won the award with 219 votes, ahead of Mechelen’s Hassan Bandé (162) and Landry Dimata (128).

The Belgian Golden Shoe is an award given in Belgium at the beginning of each year to the best footballer of the Belgian First Division for the past year.

Onyekuru got the nod, after he stole the headlines last season in his debut season in the Belgium top flight ‎with 24 goals for modest side Eupen, who were promoted same season.

His performance won him admirers with so many clubs queuing up for his signature, but at the end Everton won the race to sign him despite the player having a medical at French giants PSG.

He was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht, and after a slow start to life at the club, he found his feet and started scoring goals for fun before he picked up a knee injury in December during a league game against his former side Eupen.

It was feared that he would be needing surgery, but Everton who had him during the first phase of his rehabilitation confirmed that he will not have to go under the knife.

Already he has 9 goals from 19 league games this season, a tally he will be keen to improve on when he returns from the injury lay off that has kept him out for two months.

 

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