Ghana Player of the Week: Laryea Kingston - Hearts of Oak

Ghana Player of the Week
AGE 32
POSITION Midfielder
FOR Hearts of Oak
The 32-year-old made all the headlines in Ghana’s sports media after his impressive performance against Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday. Kingston was making only his second appearance in the league this season but appeared more like an active player throughout the term. The former Hearts of Midlothian player did not play in the first five matches because he was serving a suspension under former coach, C.K Akunnor. He made his return as a substitute in the week-six fixture against Real Tamale United two weeks ago. But newly appointed coach, David Duncan fixed him in the starting line-up against the Porcupine Warriors and it paid off. Kingston ‘bossed’ the midfield with ease with his touches, passes and movements. His performance has also generated a debate in the Ghanaian median about his return to the senior national team, the Black Stars.
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Congratulations to Kingston,'s 12th Ghana Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention
Mohammed Rabiu - Evian TG

The 22-year-old had one of his best times at club level after scoring his debut French Ligue 1 goal over the weekend. Rabiu has been at Evian since 2010 though his first year was a loan stint but he only got on mark on Saturday after scoring for Evian in their 2-2 draw with St Etienne.


Richmond Boakye Yiadom - Sassuolo

The on-loan Juventus striker after several weeks of goal drought finally hit the back of the net after scoring for Sassuolo in their 1-1 draw with Brescia in the Italian Serie B. The draw ensured Sassuolo are still table toppers in the Italian second-tier.

John Boye - Stade Rennes

The defender had a good game against PSG in the French top flight. Rennes went into the game against the toppled league leaders as the under-dogs. Their task even became tougher after picking two red cards but the nine-man team stunned PSG 2-1. Boye played a key role in defense to help Rennes achieve that success.


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.

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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...