Monday, October 26

Kanoute picks Partey as the best African player in la liga

Former Malian International, Frederic Kanoute, has picked Thomas Partey as the most outstanding African player in the Spanish La Liga this season.

The goal poacher who featured for la liga side Sevilla between 2005 and 2012 believes the 27-year-old Ghanaian has performed much better than any other player from the continent.

The 42-year-old despite impressed by the performance of other players from the continent in the Spanish league, sees Partey’s exploits as the best.

Partey has played in 33 games for the Los Rojiblancos this season, with 28 of them in the starting line-up  and has found the back of the net twice, against Eibar and Valencia.

“It is difficult to answer but there are two players that have impressed me – one is a bit younger and that is [Samuel Chukwueze],” said Kanoute during a LaLiga conference on Monday.

“There is [Youssef] En-Nesyri who scored against [Real Mallorca on Sunday] for Sevilla. I like Baba [Rahman] from Mallorca and [Andre-Frank] Anguissa from Villarreal and Cameroon.

“I have followed all of them and I would say that the one who took a higher and bigger dimension is Thomas Partey.

“He is all over the place in the middle of the park. He has impressed me in terms of his activity, the quality of his passes, recovery and winning so many balls.

“So, I would say Thomas Partey is number one”, he said.

Source: Daily Graphic

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