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Nyantakyi said the talented forward has brought a great honour to the west African country and that should be an example to all to emulate

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi has hailed Hacken striker Abdul Majeed Waris for winning the Swedish Premier League’s Player of the Year.

Nyantakyi said the talented forward has brought a great honour to the west African country and that should be an example to all to emulate.

Speaking at a meeting with the Black Stars ahead of their international friendly game with Cape Verde on Wednesday, Nyantakyi stated he believes the award would spur others on to continue to raise the flag of Ghana high.

“Waris has been named the Swedish Premier League’s Player of the Year and this is a big achievement not only for the striker but for our country,” Nyantakyi told the team in Lisbon, Portugal.

He added: “His achievements this season has brought honour to our country so we are encouraging all of you to fight so that you can also emulate what Waris has done to bring honour to our country.”  

Waris beat competition from his Hacken team-mate Martin Ericsson and Malmo midfielder Pontus Jansson to win the coveted Allsvenskan award. He won the goal king award after emerging top scorer of the Swedish top-flight with 23 goals from 29 games.

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