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Kumasi Asante Kotoko cult hero, Songné Yacouba has been recently honoured in his home country. The Bobo Dioulasso born has been recognised for his exploits with the Ghanaian based club in his short stint.

At the Sabot D'or awards night, the ex- Stade Malien attacker was declared as the best Burkinabe footballer playing outside Burkina Faso but on the African Continent.

The award was won by Amed Touré, a former Asante Kotoko forward, last year when he won the Golden Boot award whilst with Asec Mimosas.

The award night is set out to award excelling Burkinabe footballers. The forward currently in Ghana waiting to return to action after sustaining an injury against Asec Mimosas in the Otumfuo Cup missed the awards ceremony.

Nominees for the Award 

Yacouba who recently turned down a national team call up due to a nagging ankle problem signed for the Reds in Kumasi in January 2018. Since making his debut in late April of the same year, Yacouba has sold nothing but stellar performances. 

4 goals in 5 league games, 9 goal involvements in the clubs African campaign and a goal and an assist in 2 games in the on going GFA Special Competition typifies his prowess upfront.

The Award presented to Songné Yacouba 
A subject of transfer speculation, Yacouba beat Ocansey Mandela of Guinean side Horoya AC and Congolese sides, AS Vita Club's new boy Amed Touré amongst others.

Songné Yacouba has returned to training ahead of the club's final league decider on Sunday at the Babayara Stadium with Karela United. A win will be his first league triumph since moving to Ghana as well as the chance to play in the Champions League with the club. 

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