Ghanaian youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi adjudged Crystal Palace U-23 Player of the Season

Ghanaian youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has been adjudged Crystal Palace’s Under-23 Player of the Season.

The 19-year-old propelled Palace to finish 5th in the Premier League 2 Division 1, their first campaign in the top-flight of Academy football.

He scored incredible 18 goals from 25 appearances throughout 2021/22, making him joint-top scorer with Manchester City’s James McAtee.

Rak-Sakyi made his Premier League debut in August 2021 against Chelsea and was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month for February 2022. Throughout the campaign he trained with Patrick Vieira’s first-team squad.

He also had a strong season internationally, marking his England Under-20 debut by scoring against Romania.

He collected the Player of the Season award from Under-23s assistant manager Darren Powell at the club’s free-to-attend awards night.

Though Rak-Sakyi is also eligible to represent Ghana through his parents, he accepted a call-up to the England U20 team in September 2021 to replace an injured Anthony Gordon.

On September 6 2021, he made a goalscoring debut for the U20s during a 6–1 victory over Romania U20s at St. George’s Park.

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