By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris has won the Swedish Allsvenskan top scorer award after scoring 23 goals in 29 games for BK Hacken who finished second.
The 21-year-old becomes the first Ghanaian player abroad to win the goal king crown in a top flight European league with more than 20 goals.
The last Ghanaian international who won the award is former Black Stars striker Anthony Yeboah, who swept the German Bundesliga goal king title twice after scoring 20 and 18 goals in the 1992/93 and 1993/94 seasons respectively.
Waris also made history in May by becoming the first player to score five goals in a single game in the Swedish top flight.
The former Right to Dream Academy graduate scored one hat-trick and netted twice in four different games.
He also scored more goals than any Swedish league top scorer since Nigerian international Peter Ijeh, who netted 24 goals in the 2002 season.
The Black Stars striker will receive the golden ball award on November 12.
“I’m looking forward to the award night because I have worked hard this season and I feel I very much deserve it,” he told Ghanasoccernet.com
“We are happy to finish second and qualify for the Europa League next season. The fans are happy and that is all we wanted for everyone of them.”
He scored 25 goals in all competitions after scoring twice in the Swedish FA Cup.
He will join Russian giants Spartak Moscow when the transfer window opens in January.