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Balzan's Alan da Silva Souza named top player for February
Mar 7, 2017
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Photo: Joe Borg/MFA
Photo: Joe Borg/MFA

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Balzan FC’s Alan da Silva Souza is the BOV Player of the Month for February 2017.

The Brazilian playmaker, now in his second season with Balzan FC who are leading the BOV Premier League by one point from Hibernians, struck a superb goal in Balzan’s 1-0 victory over ─Žamrun Spartans.


Receiving from Alfred Effiong on the left of the box, Da Silva Souza produced a rising effort from an angled position with the ball sailing into the net via the underside of the crossbar.

 

Da Silva Souza also put his name on the Balzan scoresheet in their 7-1 rout of Mosta with a close-range shot on 73 minutes.

 

The 29-year-old collected the highest number of points by football reporters who vote for the BOV player of the match at the end of every Premier League fixture.

 

The other contenders for the February prize were Ivan Edgardo Paz, of St Andrews, and Floriana striker Mario Fontanella.

 

This is the Brazilian’s second individual award in the last two seasons after winning the prize for the first time in January 2016.

 

Bernard Azzopardi, Manager at Bank of Valletta’s Birkirkara branch, presented the BOV Player of the Month trophy to Da Silva Souza who chose to donate the cash prize associated with this award to ALS (Malta).

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