Everton Bound Midfielder Beats Everton Target Onyekuru To Best Black Player Award In Belgium

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Anderlecht midfield sensation in Youri Tielemans has been voted the winner of this year Ebony Shoe Award in Belgium., the award usually given out to the best player of African descent playing in the league.

Tielemans who is rumoured to be heading to Everton in a bid reportedly worth ‎22 million pounds plays for the Belgian national team, but he is of Congolese descent which qualifies him for the award.

Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru who is also a reported target for the Premier League side after scoring 20 goals this season finished in 4th position in the five man shortlist for the award.

Tielemans is now the tenth player of Anderlecht who have won the award since it’s inception in 1992 with Nigeria’s Daniel Amokachi winning the inaugural award.

The 20 year old was nominated for the award two years ago but finished a distant 4th, before lifting this season after scoring 18 goals with 15 assists in all competitions for Anderlecht this season.

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