Italy-based striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom says Juventus star Kwadwo Asamoah must be named the 2012 African Player of the Year.
Asamoah has been in an outstanding form since joining the Italian giants from rivals Udinese in the summer.
He handed Juventus the Italian Super Cup when he scored in his debut for and has since been rated among the best in weekly matches in Europe.
His performances have been noted by CAF who have named him among the 34 players nominated for the 2012 African Player of the Year.
Boakye, who played with Asamoah at Juventus before he was loaned out to Serie B side Sassuolo, says Asamoah deserves to be named the best player in Africa.
“If we talk about the five best players in Africa now I will definitely say Kwadwo is the best and there is no doubt about the talent he possesses,” Boakye said.
“I know him really well and I can tell you for a fact that he is a player who is very much committed to his football.
”Ghana is lucky to have a player like Kwadwo and the Black Stars will go places with him.”Asamoah was named as Africa’s best young player by CAF.”