Tarik Tissoudali has crowned an excellent season at Ghent with an individual prize. In the Ghelamco Arena, the Moroccan dribble butt became the driving force of the Buffalos. That has not gone unnoticed by the voting public.
The main award in the annual “African Awards” is awarded by all 1A and 1B trainers, journalists and a jury. They elected Tissoudali as the best footballer on the Belgian fields, ahead of outgoing winner Paul Onuachu and Joshua Zirkzee.
Tissoudali, 29, has scored 21 goals this season and provided 6 assists in 33 Jupiler Pro League matches. He is therefore expected to outperform his joint 10th place finish in the Golden Boot next year.
It is the 3rd time that a KAA Gent player has received the Ebony Shoe, after Ahmed Hossam in 2001 and Mbark Boussoufa in 2006.