For his accomplishments with St Gallen during the first round of this season's Swiss Super League, Black Stars goalie Lawrence Ati Zigi was voted the most valuable player.
To win the top prize, Ati Zigi defeated two strikers and two midfielders. forwards Cedric Itten and Koro Kone of BSC Young Boys and Yverdon Sport FC, as well as midfielders David Douline and Valon Fazliuric of Servette FC and FC Aarau.
The team of Ati-Zigi is currently in third place with 24 points after 16 games, seven victories, three ties, and six losses. While remaining in his position, he has led his team to second place in the league in terms of goal differential with +9 goals, trailing only Young Boys, who have 17 more goals. Out of 14 games in the first round, he made 58 saves.
The former Sochaux goaltender, who joined St. Gallen in 2020 and has played in 103 league games, has solidified the No. 1 spot.
Prior to receiving invitations to the Black Stars, he played for the Black Starlets and Black Satellites.
The 26-year-old played in all three of the Black Stars' matches at the 2022 World Cup thanks to his recent success, earning him a berth in the starting lineup for the national squad.
For St. Gallen, Ati Zigi is anticipated to play again when the Swiss Super League resumes in January.
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