Reims’ Yunis Abdelhamid to battle Neymar and Dembele for Ligue 1 award

Yunis Abdelhamid - Reims
The Morocco international was one of the stand-out performers in the month under review and could be rewarded for his displays

Reims defender Yunis Abdelhamid has been nominated for the Ligue 1 Player of the Month award for January.

The 32-year-old was in fine form for the Red and Whites last month, scoring once and impressing in his defensive duties to help his side climb to 10th in the league table.

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The Moroccan centre-back will slug it out with Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar and Lyon striker Moussa Dembele for a chance to clinch the individual accolade.

Abdelhamid, who recently extended his stay with the Stade Auguste-Delaune outfit until 2022, has been consistent this season, featuring in 29 games across all competitions.

The former Dijon defender will hope to help Reims bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Strasbourg when they face Rennes on Sunday.