Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has been named the 2020 Footballer of the Year at the 2020 SWAG Awards organized by the Sports Writers’ Association of Ghana (SWAG).
The 45th edition of the awards, which were rescheduled due to the outbreak of Covid-19 was held at the Alisa Hotel on Saturday, October 10.
Jordan beat off competition from newly-signed Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Mubarak Wakaso to win the award.
An excited Jordan said winning the award is an indication that he has to work hard.
“It’s a good sign for the future and I have to continue working hard because there is more to come.
“This award is a sign that my hardwork has been successful and I just need to continue in the right direction and continue doing well.”
He added: “I want to thank my family, friends, fans in Ghana and also at Crystal Place.”
The 29-year-old attacker emerged Palace’s top scorer in the 2019-2020 season with 9 goals and also won their best player of the season.
He also broke Tony Yeboah’s record as the all-time Ghanaian scorer in the Premier League with 25 goals.