LaLiga: A first African MVP title of the season awarded, Boulaye Dia and Pathé Ciss nominated!

On Tuesday May 11, 2022, LaLiga revealed that it was going to award a distinction to the best African player of the season for the first time. The Senegalese Boulaye Dia and Pathé Ciss have been nominated.

The talented and valiant African players of the Spanish First Division Championship will have for the first time this 2021-2022 season the great opportunity to add a new trophy for the best African player in this Championship to their showcases. Tuesday, May 11, 2022, during a press conference with certain African mediaIns, LaLiga has revealed that it will, starting this campaign, award an MVP title to the most prominent African player during the financial year.

“We were surprised by the response from African football fans at the launch of the African MVP trophy this season. African audiences have grown in terms of viewership and support for LaLiga over the years, driven by the performances of some of the players from the continent. This contest is a tribute to the growth and stature of the African market for LaLiga and we encourage supporters to turn out in large numbers in this vote to elect the African star of the season in LaLiga Santander.”explains Marcos Pelegrin, Director of LaLiga in South Africa.

The vote already launched, Boulaye Dia and Pathé Ciss nominated

The players of this brand new distinction add that this title underlines the growing importance and value of the contribution of African players for the growth of the Spanish First Division Championship, with more than 25 African players playing in the top flight.u spanish football. In addition, LaLiga has announced that the vote to elect the very first winner of the African MVP title of the season has been launched since May 10, 2022 and open in particular to all fans until May 22, 2022, the date of the end of the season. 2021-2022 season.

This season, no less than seven Senegalese footballers have walked the lawns of LaLiga. Youssouf Sabalywith Real Betis, Boulaye Dia and Nicholas Jacksonwith Villarreal, Pathé Ismael Cisswith Rayo Vallecano, Mamadou Sullamoved to Rayo in the first part of the season before going on loan to Deportivo Alavés de Mamadou Loum Ndiayeand Amath Ndiaye Diedhiou, which defends the colors of RCD Mallorca. Thus, Lions are in the running to win this new title: Boulaye Dia and Pathé Ciss.

The 25-year-old African champion striker and the 28-year-old midfielder are competing for this trophy with great competition. Indeed, Dia and Ciss are nominated alongside Atlético Madrid’s Central African midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, FC Barcelona’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Moroccan goalkeeper of Sevilla FC Yacine Bounou, the Togolese international defender Djené Dakonam (Getafe), and the Angolan right winger of Valencia CF Hélder Costa.

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