Majeed Waris misses out Best African in France Award

Published on: 10 May 2016
Majeed Waris misses out Best African in France Award

By Favourite Akarboh

Black Stars hitman Abdul Majeed Waris has missed out on the annual Marc Vivian Foe award designated for the best performing African player in the French Ligue 1.

The FC Lorient forward was hoping to succeed countryman, Andre Ayew to the gong but was beaten by Morocco and Lille midfielder Soufiane Boufal despite an impressive debut season with his French side.

The Ghanaian arrived in France midway through the season but his impressive return of 13 goals in 25 appearances earned him a nomination for the annual France based African best player award.

The 22-year-old Moroccan beat Algeria and Lyon's Rachid Ghezzal (2nd) and Cheikh N'Doye (3rd) of Senegal and Angers to win the Marc-Vivien Foe Trophy.


The annual award is named after the Cameroon international who died aged 28 of a heart attack in 2003.

Boufal succeeds last year's winner Andre Ayew of Ghana, who played for Marseille before joining Swansea.

Waris joined FC Lorient from Turkish Super Ligue side Trabzonspor but has since found his shooting boots in France with an average of a goal in every two games.