Black Starlets captain, Eric Ayiah is confidence with he will win the CAF Youth Footballer this time around after missing out on the first one, which went to Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi.
Eric Ayiah was the only Ghanaian nominated in that following his remarkable performance for the Black Starlets at the African Youth Championship and the FIFA U-17 World Cup this year
The Ghana youth star lost the award to Nigeria and Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi who enjoyed a fine campaign for both the gunners and Nigeria last year but he believes he is in a good position to grab the title this time around.
“This is a great opportunity and I am excited because I never expected it, I lost it to Iwobi last year but I am confident that I will win it this time around but I want everyone to support me by voting for me”, he told Graphic Sports.
“There are many players in the team but I believe I was nominated by the grace of God and also for my hard work and dedication to the national agenda”.
“I have checked the list and I know that I am ahead of my competitors, so I am confident that I will win it”.
The 17-year-old will be competing for the accolade with Senegalese youngster Krepin Diatt, Luther Singh of South Africa, Zambia’s Patson Daka and Salam Giddou of Mali.