Ghana Goalkeeper Ati Zigi Wins Player of the Month Award in Switzerland

Ghana Goalkeeper Ati Zigi Wins Player of the Month Award in Switzerland

Lukman Mumuni
  • Lawrence Ati Zigi has been named player of the month in Switzerland
  • He scooped the award for the month of November following his heroic display
  • Ati Zigi was Ghana's first choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Qatar

Black Stars goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi has been crowned the best player in the Swiss League for the month of November.

The 26-year-old has been in splendid form for FC St Gallen in the Swiss topflight league, producing some incredible saves before the World Cup break.

Lawrence Ati Zigi, Ghana, FC St Gallen, Switzerland
Lawrence Ati Zigi has been voted player of the month for November in Switzerland. Credit: @ZigiLawrence Getty Images
Source: Twitter

He was voted for the award by the the community of the Swiss Football League.

Ati Zigi helped St Gallen to back-to-back victories against Grasshoppers and FC Sion before joining his Black Stars teammates in Qatar.

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He is only behind Marius Muller in terms of number of saves made with 58 in comparison with the German goalkeeper's 59. Ati Zigi has played fewer games.

The former Ghana U20 Goalkeeper enjoyed an outstanding World Cup, pulling some great saves despite the Black Stars suffering an early exit from the tournament.

He kept the post for all three matches, denying Uruguay from progressing to the second round with a point blank save from the head of Edinson Cavani.

Ati Zigi was only made number one following the absence of first choice goalkeepers Richard Ofori and Jojo Wollacot.

The Swiss League will return in January following the World Cup break.

Ghana set World Cup record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana entered the history books after they kept their World Cup hopes alive, following an incredible first-half display against South Korea in their second Group H game.

The Black Stars, who needed to make a statement after an opening-day defeat to Portugal, scored two first goals to take a comfortable 2-0 lead against their Asian opponents. Ghana recorded their first win of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after they defeated South Korea 3-2 on Monday, November 28.

Mohammed Salisu’s 24th-minute goal and Mohammed Kudus’ 34th-minute strike ensured Ghana has now scored in seven consecutive World Cup matches.

Black Galaxies arrive in Egypt

The home-based national team of Ghana, the Black Galaxies have arrived in Egypt for pre-camping ahead of the 2022 CHAN tournament in Algeria.

The team made up of 25 players will step up preparations in Cairo, where the Black Galaxies will engage in a series of friendlies.

Coach Annor Walker, who is determined to make a mark at the African Nations Champions started camping the player at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence three weeks ago.