Andre Ayew crowned best African player in France

Andre Ayew crowned best African player in France

Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew has been crowned the best African footballer in France's Ligue 1.

The Ghanaian international takes over from Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who won the award last year.alt

The 25-year-old Ayew, who is the son of three-time African Footballer of the Year winner Abedi Pele, has already announced that he will be leaving Olympique Marseille at the end of the season. He has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, with Arsenal and Liverpool amongst the players trying to sign him.

Ayew, who has scored 10 goals in 27 matches this season, will receive the trophy named after Cameroon international Marc-Vivien Foe, who died during the Confederations Cup in 2003 after collapsing in the middle of a match.

Ivory Coast's Max-Alain Gradel and Aymen Abdennour from Tyunisia, who play for St Eitienne and Monaco respectively, were the runners-up for the award, which is organised by French radio RFI and TV channel France 24.

Ayew's brother Jordan also used to play for Marseille, but has since moved to Lorient. They were both part of the Ghana squad that lost the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against Ivory Coast 9-8 on penalties.