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‘I promise to do more’ – Chelsea boss Mendy is delighted to have won a grand prize in Ghana

The warden helped the Blues win the Uefa Champions League last season, establishing himself as arguably the best goalkeeper in Africa.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy thanked everyone involved for ensuring that his ‘incredible year’ ends on a high.

Senegal International won the Best African International Award from the Ghana Football Awards Board during a ceremony held on Saturday night.

The West African has promised to do his best to ensure that he does not disappoint in the new campaign.

“Hello everyone, I am glad and grateful that I received this award from the Ghana Football Board,” Mendy said in a short video posted by Purpose.

‘It has been an incredible year for me and winning the Champions League remains one of the best achievements of my life. I thank the Ghanaians and all Africans around the world for their support and prayer.

“I appreciate the recognition as the best African international player and promise to do more to make Africa proud, thank you.”

The goalkeeper helped the Blues win the Uefa Champions League trophy after a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final.

The winger, who was in English football with the Blues during his debut season, also played a key role as the Londoners finished fourth in the Premier League, and also reached the FA Cup final where they fell in Leicester City .

The Senegal striker has played 31 league games and 12 Champions League games, clearly confirming his position as Chelsea’s number one ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The 29-year-old, who also helped the Lions of Teranga qualify for Afcon to be held in Cameroon, will now aim to inspire the upcoming Thomas Tuchel-led Chelsea to the Premier League title next season.

Former Swansea City forward Andre Ayew was another big winner at the annual event.

The Black Stars captain had a great season with the Welsh outfit in the recent championship season and won the award for Footballer of the Year in Ghana.

The 31-year-old was directly involved in 21 goals the Swans scored in the league, finding the back of the net 17 times and scoring four goals. He was also on target for the team in the promotion play-off match and scored the only goal in the 2-1 loss to Brentford.

Ayew also played a key role in ensuring that Ghana advanced to the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations final.

The attacker beat the captain of the Great Olympic Games, Gladson Awako, and the Ajax attacker Kudus Mohammed to the title.

He succeeds Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, who has won the award the previous two times.



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