British-born Ghanaian youngster Malachai Boateng, has been crowned Crystal Palace U-23 Player of the season after an impressive 2019/2020 campaign.
The nineteen year old defender before his promotion to the U-23 had been named player of the season at the U-18’s last season.
He made 22 appearances for the Eagles in the 2019/20 season and was selected by Shaun Derry – the U-23 Coach for this prestigious award.
“This young player has brought so many highs to this training group; he is a pleasure to work alongside. Hopefully he can develop more and more as the years go by and we can hear a lot more about him,” Shaun Derry said.
A surprised and excited Boateng after bagging the award also revealed that, improvement in his game is a reason for this award.
“My aggression has improved, my second ball – as Shaun was saying earlier – and I think also my shooting as well,” He said.
“I think I’m someone who can pass the ball well, lead the group as well; I like to talk to players.”
“It’s a big step for us playing the teams like the Chelseas, the Tottenhams and the Arsenals,” he said. “I think it is really going to help us as a team get better and the club as a whole.”
Boateng is eligible to represent Ghana at the international level.