Nigerian Midfielder Named Best Young Player in Denmark


FC Midtylland midfielder Raphael Onyedika has been named Best Young Player of the Season in the Danish Superliga, reports 

The 21-year-old beat his teammate Gustav Isaksen, Brondby’s Anis Slimane and FC Copenhagen’s Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson to the award.

Onyedika was one of the key performers for Midtylland last season.

The Nigerian played 31 out of 32 possible league matches, of which 29 were from the start.

“It means a lot to me to get this award. It’s always nice with recognition, even if it’s the team’s performance that matters most to me. I am happy to have played so many matches and been a regular part of the team,” Onyedika told 

 The season has gone much better than I had dared to hope for. There must be a big thank you to the coaches and my teammates who have been good at helping me so that I have always been able to improve.

“It has been the most important thing for me, and it still is. I want to get better all the time. So I keep working hard every day for training and looking at every match to see what I can do better.”