Samuel Chukwueze is thrilled to be named Best African Player in LaLiga for the 2022/23 season.
Chukwueze beat Athletic Bilbao forward, Inaki Williams and Sevilla goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou to the award.
The 24-year-old had an exemplary campaign netting 13 times and providing 11 assists in all competitions for the Yellow Submarine.
The Nigerian also featured in 37 out of 38 league games for Villarreal.
“I feel so happy to win this award.
“I’ve worked very hard this season, but I want to thank my teammates for making it possible.
“Without them this wouldn’t have been possible for me… and the coach [Quique Setién] too. When the coach believes in you, and gives you the confidence to play and enjoy yourself, it really motivates you,” Chukwueze said.