Onyekuru, Tielemans up for Young Player of the Season Award in Belgium

Onyekuru, Tielemans up for Young Player of the Season Award in Belgium

Perhaps Belgium will redeem it’s footballing image next week Monday when they vote for the best Young player Under 22 years, with Henry Onyekuru in the top three.

Onyekuru came fourth in the ‘Soulier d’Ebène’ or Ebony Shoe Award, where Anderlecht’s Belgian-DR Congo’s Youri Tielemans pick the honors.

Similarly, the 19-year-old lost out to KAS Eupen captain, Luis Garcia for the team’s player of the season award.


Voted online by club supporters, Onyekuru came in second with 18% in the polls to Garcia’s 47%.

The young player’s award organized by Het Nieuwsblad (a news daily in Belgium) and have shortlisted Nany Dimata from KV Oostende and Ebony Shoe winner, Youri Tielemans.

Het Nieuwsblad presents Henry Onyekuru as a 19-year-old phenomenon and writes that the Nigerian has turned out this season as a lightning fast, extremely clever in confined space and beyond as extremely dangerous.

The winner of the Pro footballer of the year – Young Player category will be announced at a gala in Ghent on Monday.

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