Henry Onyekuru has been named the most Promising Player of the Year in Belgium.
The former AS Eupen forward was honoured at the Soulier d’Or Awards in Brussels, Belgium - an annual award given the best player in the Belgian top-flight.
The 20-year-old saw off competition from Mechelen’s Hassan Bandé and Landry Dimata after accruing 219 of 509 votes.
Congratulations @henryconyekuru on winning the Promising Player of the Year award! Proficiat Henry Onyekuru met je prijs van Belofte van het Jaar op het gala van de Gouden Schoen! Félicitations Henry Onyekuru pour ton prix d'Espoir de l'Année au Soulier d'Or! 💪 #RSCA #COYM pic.twitter.com/dBxBnIVkyc — RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) February 7, 2018
The Super Eagles forward enjoyed an impressive goalscoring run in 2017, notching 12 efforts in 28 league appearances for Eupen before joining Everton in June 2017.
Onyekuru returned to the Belgian top-flight on a season-long loan deal with Anderlecht where he has scored nine goals in 19 league games already this season.
I am honoured to receive the Belgium talent of the year award, it has been a great journey so far and there is more to come. I thank the almighty God for his grace, and I also want to thank my family for their love and support. 🙏🏾 — Henry Onyekuru (@henryconyekuru) February 7, 2018
Following a knee injury suffered in a league game against AS Eupen in December 2017, the Aspire academy product returned to his parent club Everton for treatment.