Jordan Ayew scoops 3 awards at Crystal Palace end of season awards

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Jordan Ayew scooped three awards at Crystal Palace end of season awards.

The Ghanaian international was named Crystal Palace Player of the Season and Players’ player of the season. He also scooped the goal of the season award with his solo effort against West Ham in December.

Ayew who received 37% of the votes beat Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the player of the season award.

In an emotional acceptance speech on Palace TV’s End of Season Awards show, Ayew said: “I’ve worked so hard to get into the team and I think the first season I came into this team wasn’t the best but the club had faith in me, the club wanted me to stay and I wanted to stay as well.

“I had the desire to have a better season and things have gone so well. I’m just grateful.

“I want to thank everyone at the football club; I want to thank the fans especially, they’ve been massive for us this season, for me especially they’ve been massive. I’d like to thank all the people that supported me within the difficult moments that I had in my football career.

“When I have this type of award I just think of my family and obviously of the fans. And one man that’s been so influential in my football career: that’s [mentor and former Olympique de Marseille president] Pape Diouf. I lost him within the period of COVID and he passed away, I wish he was still here so I could present him this.”

Ayew’s triumph was announced by manager Roy Hodgson. Hodgson after the announcement said: “[Jordan] is an unbelievable enthusiast and hard worker, somebody really who never falls below a certain level of performance, someone who never misses a training session and is always lively and alert in each training session, irrespective if it’s the day after coming back after a long journey or after having a day or two off.

“He’s made great strides going forward. When he came to us, he showed a lot of qualities but I think the qualities he possesses he really has worked on and improved… Well done, Jordan.”

Jordan was also named as the Players’ player of the season. His solo effort against West Ham in December earned him the goal of the season.

Jordan Ayew in the dying embers of the game maneuvered his way into the West Ham 18 yard box with a collection of skills before he calmly chipped the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez.

Ayew’s last gasp strike earned Crystal Palace a 2-1 home triumph at Selhurst park.

After spending the 2018/19 season on loan at Palace. Palace signed Ayew permanently from Swansea City last summer.

Ayew this season scored 9 goals for Palace in 37 appearances. His 9 goals earned the club 14 solid points.

The 28-year-old won 10 Palace man of the match award and 2 player of the month award.

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