Yassine Bounou, the Moroccan goalkeeper of Sevilla FC, was voted African MVP of LaLiga Santander on Monday by thousands of fans, La Liga announced in a statement sent to MoroccoLatestNews FR. “Bono” thus won the first African MVP Trophy in LaLiga Santander.
“The exceptional Moroccan goalkeeper of Sevilla Yassine Bounou has been voted African MVP of LaLiga Santander by thousands of African fans”, announced La Liga, congratulating the Atlas Lions goalkeeper for his exploits.
The award ‘caps a superb season in which Bono helped Sevilla qualify for the UEFA Champions League and edged out Thibaut Courtois, Andre Ter Stegen and Jan Oblak’ to become LaLiga’s best goalkeeper and win the Trophy Zamora as LaLiga’s best goalkeeper for this season.
The Moroccan Yassine Bounou, 31, was elected as the best African player of the season by nearly 30,000 votes from supporters in Africa but also in countries such as France, Spain or the United States
“Bounou is therefore the big popular winner, collecting by far the most votes and ahead of FC Barcelona’s Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Villarreal duo of Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze and Senegalese striker Boulaye Dia, without forgetting the Central African midfielder of Atletico Madrid, Geoffrey Kondogbia”, indicates the direction of the Spanish sports competition.
At 31, Bounou has conceded just 24 goals in 31 LaLiga Santander appearances and that ratio of 0.77 goals conceded per game has helped Sevilla have a great season. He had already won the title of African VP of LaLiga Santander mid-season in January, and this consecration comes to offer him the title for the whole season.
“LaLiga would like to warmly congratulate Yassine Bounou on becoming the first winner of the LaLiga Santander African MVP Trophy. He is a popular and valuable winner, who received the majority of votes from the thousands of African football fans, whom we want to warmly thank for the way they hosted this competition and participated in such large numbers,” said Marcos Pelegrin. , Managing Director of LaLiga in South Africa, quoted in the press release.
And to add that “this trophy honors the best African player of the season in LaLiga Santander and also highlights the great contribution and continued growth of LaLiga on the African continent, whether on or off the pitch. We hope this competition will grow in importance and stature in the years to come.”