It was an all-Ghanaian affair as youngster Malachi Boateng emerged the Crystal Palace U-23 player of the 2019/2020 season with Jordan Ayew also scopping three separate awards.

Boateng has been a regular amongst the first-team training group, too, and will no doubt have learnt a lot from playing so closely with the likes of Luka Milivojević, Cheikhou Kouyaté and James McCarthy, with Derry describing the standout player from the Under-23s as:

He has made 22 appearances for the Eagles in 19/20, was selected by coach Shaun Derry for the award because “every day he turns up for training – in terms of he turns up as the best pro he could be.

His vocal and physical presence in the middle of the park is what Palace’s Academy teams will require next season, with the club making the exciting step to Category 1 football.

He is expected to carry the on his shoulders in the upcoming season..

By: Gbordzor Promise