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The 21-year-old Wanyama has become a mainstay of the Celtic side that has won a second successive title and will take on Hibs in the Scottish Cup final

By Dennis Mabuka

Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama has been voted the Scottish Young Player of the year. Leigh Griffiths has been named Clydesdale Bank Player of the Year.

The 21-year-old Wanyama has become a mainstay of the Celtic side that has won a second successive title and will meet Hibs in the Scottish Cup final.

The Kenyan, in his second year with the Scottish champions, failed to win a monthly award in the league this campaign but has been recognised for his consistent performances across the campaign.

Also nominated for the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award, Wanyama lost out to Griffiths in the union's prize.

Wanyama has made 49 appearances for Celtic this season, scoring in his side's historic 2-1 home win over Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League group stage.

According to BBC Online, Hibs striker Griffiths adds the award from the Scottish Premier League's sponsor to the PFA Scotland young player award from fellow players.

Scotland's footballers had chosen Motherwell striker Michael Higdon as their top player. Stuart McCall has been named SPL manager of the year by the Clydesdale Bank's panel of football experts after leading Motherwell to second place in Scotland's top flight.

Griffiths' goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Edinburgh rivals Hearts took the 22-year-old on-loan Wolves striker's tally to 28 goals this season, 23 in the SPL.

St Mirren midfielder Graham Carey's long-range strike against Hearts at St Mirren Park on 27 February was chosen as goal of the season .

Save of the season went to Celtic's Fraser Forster, the goalkeeper denying Gary Harkins in a match against Dundee on 24 February.

Kilmarnock winger Chris Johnston was named Clydesdale Bank Under-20 League Player of the Season and the 18-year-old's performances led to promotion to the Ayrshire side's first team.

Dundee United won the award for the Best Community Initiative , whose DISC Target Project is run together with the local council, youth workers and the police to combat the high level of anti-social behaviour in the community.

For the fifth successive season, Motherwell won the award for being the club with the best media relations.

St Johnstone won the Clydesdale Bank Family Champions Award for attracting and retaining more new families and their children.

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