Edouard Mendy just can’t stop winning at the moment and has picked up another individual honour.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has scooped up the award for the best African International at the 2021 Ghana Football Awards ceremony.
Mendy, 29, has had a great first season in the Blue of Chelsea- winning the Champions League, coming second in the Premier League Golden Glove race (16) behind Manchester City’s Emerson (19) and now winning this latest Ghanaian football award.
The Senegalese only signed for the club last summer from French side Rennes in a deal costing the Blues around £21.6million according to Transfermarkt.
Goalkeeper Mendy played a total of 44 appearances in all competitions for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season, helping massively in all of Chelsea’s successes.
From making vital saves in countless games including from Karim Benzema in the Champions League semi-final, to just providing that calming influence in Premier League games that the Blues have needed- the talents of the 29-year-old can’t be underestimated.
It’s unbelievable to think that at the age of 22, the cousin of Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy was unemployed and on the brink of throwing in the towel when it came to his footballing career.