Ghana Defender Selected For Leicester City Player of the Season Award

Ghana Defender Selected For Leicester City Player of the Season Award

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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  • Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey has been elected for Leicester City Player of the Season award
  • The Ghana international impressed as the Foxes finished eight and reached the last four of the Europa Conference League
  • Amartey will compete with Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for the award

Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey has been nominated for the Leicester City player of the season award by BBC Radio Leicester's Owynn Palmer-Atkin.

The Black Stars centre-back excelled in the just ended campaign as the Foxes finished eight in the Premier League and made it to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League, where they were kicked out by eventual champions AS Roma.

According to BBC Leicester, Amartey will compete for the award alongside forward Jamie Vardy, midfielders James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

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Daniel Amartey selected for Leicester City player of the season award. Credit @LCFC Getty Images
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The four players were selected by Owynn Palmer-Atkin, who has been following the King Power outfit the entire season.

"With the huge injuries Leicester have suffered this season (particularly in defence), Amartey has risen to the demands of this side. He made 40 appearances in all competitions and moved himself above Caglar Soyuncu and Jannik Vestergaard in the pecking order. He’s been 'Mr Consistent' and become a strong backbone of this Foxes side this season," said Owynn Palmer-Atkin as quoted by the BBC.

Fans of Leicester City will vote to pick their best among the quartet.

Daniel Amartey spends final day of the season with his kids

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Leicester City and Ghana defender Daniel Amartey ended the English Premier League season in an adorable way by bringing his two children to watch him play against Southampton.

The Black Stars centre-back was a second-half substitute as the Foxes thrashed Southampton 4-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

In lovely photos posted on social media after the game, Amartey, who had a good season, celebrated the moment with his kids.

Daniel Amartey shines as Leicester beat Brentford

Ghana and Leicester City centre half Daniel Amartey was in inspired form as Leicester City continue their resurgence with a vital win against Brentford.

The 27-year-old defender has been in a rich vein of form lately and was in beast mode once again for the Foxes as they defeated Brentford 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

He is expected to join his Black Stars teammates on Monday when the four-time African champions begin camping for their all-important World Cup play-offs against Nigeria.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.