News: Sarr Awarded PFA Prize For AFCON Glory

By: Watford FC Staff

Earlier this week, the CEO of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Maheta Molango visited Watford’s London Colney training ground to present winger Ismaïla Sarr with a special award to recognise his Africa Cup of Nations success with Senegal earlier this year.

Having returned from injury for the knockout stages of the tournament in Cameroon, the 24-year-old played a crucial role en route to the showpiece finale, notching a goal and an assist over the quarter and semi-final stages.

Sarr would go on to play 70 minutes from the right-flank as Senegal won the AFCON final against Egypt on penalties, after the clash had finished 0-0 after extra-time.

On the prize, the Hornets player said: “Thank you to the PFA for this award. Winning the AFCON was a very special moment for me and my family, and I am very grateful to the PFA for recognising this.”

Molango expressed his delight at Sarr’s achievement, adding: “We wish Ismaïla our sincere congratulations on his title as African champions, we are very proud to have you as a PFA member.

“On behalf of the PFA we would like to acknowledge your outstanding contribution to football, and in this case to your country Senegal.

“As the Premier League & EFL are very diverse and international competitions, we felt as the PFA that it was very important to acknowledge the importance of the Africa Cup of Nations for a lot of our members.”

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