Ghana’s Captains Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey Boycott 2022 FIFA Best Player Award Voting

The world governing body of football, FIFA, has revealed that none of Ghana’s captains voted for the 2022 Best player of the Year award.

Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey who are Ghana’s captain and vice-captain respectively did not submit their votes for the awards which was held on Monday 27 February in Paris.

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It is presently not clear why the two did not cast their vote for the best player of the year category.

Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey
Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey

Lionel Messi, who is the captain of the Argentine national team was crowned the best player for 2022.

The Paris Saint-German playmaker won the award for the second time in his career, after winning the World Cup in Qatar with his national team.

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He beat off competition from Paris Saint Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.

However, Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng voted for the best player award.

Boateng, one of Ghana’s representatives in the voting had Messi’s teammate Kylian Mbappe as his number one and Neymar as his third choice with the winner in second position.

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