Ghana midfielder Thomas Teye Partey says he deserves to win the 2017 Sports Writers Association of Ghana's Footballer of the Year award.
The 24-year-old, whose club Atletico Madrid reached the final of the Uefa Europa League on Wednesday, was a member of the Black Stars squad that made it to the semi-finals of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He also scored several important goals in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.
However, he must beat competition from Christian Atsu, who helped Newcastle United to clinch qualification to the Premier League last season.
Another candidate is former TP Mazembe midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei, whose goal won the Caf Confederation Cup title for the Congolese club last season.
“Ghanaians will decide who should win the Player of the year Award but I believe I have done a lot of work in the period under review that needs to be appreciated,” Partey told Asempa FM.
“I believe I deserve it ahead of the others because I have been very consistent with my form for club and country,” he added.
Priscilla Adubea of Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Lady Strikers' midfielder Ruth Appiah will battle it out for the female Player of the Year.