New Arsenal signee Thomas Partey urged to win the African footballer of the year award

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Former Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Francis Oti Akenteng is confident about Thomas Partey winning the Africa footballer of the Year award in the future.

Thomas Partey recently sealed a €50m move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal. He in the process became Ghana’s most expensive player and Africa’s 6th most expensive player.

The combative midfielder after sealing the move has been urged by Oti Akenteng to shine at Arsenal and also go on to win the African footballer of the year award which was last won by a Ghanaian player (Abedi Pele) in 1993.

“We should all look up to Partey, because he can reach that stage. Everything depends on him now because he is the only Ghanaian footballer in limelight,” Oti Akenteng told S.K Ntim of Bryt FM in Koforidua.

“I think it’s over now for Asamoah Gyan to win it, Dede Ayew is in the Championship and it will be difficult for him to win it whiles playing in the second league of England, Jordan Ayew somehow has the potential but I feel that Partey has breakthrough and with a little push he can win Africa best.” 

“Let’s all pray for him like the Senegalese are praying for Sadio Mane. Arsenal is a big club and so, with a little push he can win it,” he added.

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