Ghanaian Andre Ayew, Yaya Toure and Algeria star Riyad Mahrez are nominated for the New African Soccer best African player in the European Premier League award for August.
Reigning African Player of the Year Yaya Toure of Manchester City leads the way with a commanding performance in all four games he has featured in.
Scoring two and providing four assists is no mean feat for a team that really set its stall out very early in its desire to reclaim the Premier League crown surrendered to Chelsea. He has been magnificent,” revealed award director Tunde Adelakun.
Algeria’s Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez was also on the shortlist, and it is no surprise. Mahrez is joint top scorer with four goals from four games, in an unbeaten four-game spell for the team that battled to survive relegation last season.”
The statement went further to add Ghanaian Swansea City import, Andre Ayew as the final nominee for August.
Andre Ayew was a summer signing for Swansea and he has exploded on to the scene in the League, “taking to it like a natural”, according to the statement.
Ayew has scored three goals in four games, and put in a man of the match performance for Swansea against two of the top teams in England, Chelsea and Manchester United.