Chelsea bound wizard winger – Hakim Ziyech and Ivorian football Queen, Ange N’Guessan have been named SPORTS24GHANA.COM Male and Female Athlete of the week.

Hakim Ziyech

Chelsea FC and the English Premier League Awaits the arrival of another impressive attacker, Hakim Ziyech.

The promising Moroccan attacker has had an incredible career so far playing for Netherlands, Morocco, SC Heerenveen, FC Twente, and Ajax. He looks forward to joining Chelsea on 1st July this year to build on the team’s performance and simultaneously build himself.

Male athlete of the week
Male athlete of the week

There are so many reasons why he is one of the impactful attackers in today’s game of football. From 2018 to 2019, Hakim has been able to win 3 major trophies with Ajax and was awarded the Netherlands Footballer of the Year in 2018 even though he played for Morocco in the 2018 World Cup held in Russia.

Right from the beginning of his career in 2011 to date, he has scored 110 goals and assisted 125 goals making a total of 235 goal contributions in 342 appearances which is very impressive from the attacker.

This season he has a goal contribution ratio of 0.8 per game. This is as a result of his contribution to 29 goals in 35 appearances for Ajax.

Chelsea FC is hopeful he is going to be contributing to goals as he has always been and the English Premier League is calmly looking forward to his performance.

Ange N’Guessan

Ange N’Guessan; Ivorian 29-year-old female footballer’s career has had its peaks and valleys but has not lacked thrilling moments.

Ange N’Guessan started her professional football career in 2011 when she was 21. She started in Ivory Coast with Omness de Dabou winning the Cote D’Ivoire National League twice in 2012 and 2014 and the Cote D’Ivoire League Cup in her first season (2011).

Female Athlete of the week
Female Athlete of the week

With an impressive performance, she was given the opportunity to represent the Ivory Coast National Women’s team from 2014 where she was able to help the team place 3rd in African competitions both in Namibia and Congo in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Again, even though she was not at her very best in 2015, the Lithuanian club Gintra-Universitetas offered her a contract till the end of the 2014/2015 season where she won the Lithuanian League with the team.

Moving forward, she joined Anorthosis Famagusta in Cyprus at the end of 2015. She was unable to win a trophy with the team, but was able to put up her best performance by far scoring 17 goals in 13 appearances. This performance pushed her a step further in her career to play for FC Barcelona where she was able to win two trophies with the team.

After 2017, she moved to Granadilla Tenerife and has been there to date. Although she has not yet repeated her performance in Anorthosis Famagusta at her new club or national team, she still has a positive impact on the game anytime she is given playtime.

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Athletes of the week

Source: Jacob Ashong-Mettle


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