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Ghana Player of the Week
AGE 15
FOR Black Maidens
Ghana (Black Maidens)
2-0 China (Steel Roses)

The 15-year-old is by far Ghana’s best performer at the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. She has scored in each of the three Group matches. But her performance in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over China was good enough to earn her full marks as she grabbed a double and consistently caused problems to the Chinese defense. Going into this tournament, no Ghanaian female team at all levels had made it beyond the first round of a world cup competition. China only needed a draw to progress but Ayieyam, the Ash Town ladies striker gave the Ghanaian team all they needed to set up a quarter-final clash with Japan on Friday. Talk about pace, aggression, skills as well as potency upfront, and she possesses all those traits that will combine to make one a dangerous attacker. 

Congratulations to Ayieyam,'s 5th Ghana Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Asamoah Gyan - Al Ain

Gyan bagged his second brace of the season after helping Al Ain to record a 4-1 victory over Ajman in the UAE pro league.

Kofi Nti Boakye - Asante Kotoko

A lot will be expected of Boakye in the upcoming season as Kotoko seek to retain their premier league title and do well in the next edition of the Caf Champions League. Boakye was the hero on the domestic front after scoring in each half of the Ghana Super Cup to give the Porcupine Warriors a 2-0 victory over FA cup holders, New Edubaise United.

Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo)

The 19-year-old registered his first goal of the season after scoring for Sassuolo in their 1-0 victory over Ascoli. The on-loan Juventus striker’s goal sent Sassuolo to the summit of the Serie B table.


Each week our team of writers will put forward a selected candidate, as chosen by Ghana, who deserves recognition for achieving something special that matchday.

You can also help us choose a worthy recipient of the weekly accolade by leaving your nominations and comments. Your suggestions will be taken into consideration.

It won't necessarily be the best player in the country - at least not usually - but whoever we crown will have accomplished something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch - either way, the person in question deserves special attention...