Saturday, December 3

Modou Secka Barrow voted South Korean top flight’s Player of the Month

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Gambian midfielder Modou Secka Barrow has been voted as the South Korean top flight’s Player of the Month for September.

The former Swansea City, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, and Reading winger saw off competition from three other contenders for the prestigious award, the Korean Professional League announced.

The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors players’ award would hardly be disputed in many quarters after his most productive month of football since he joined the twice Asian Champions League winners.

He scored six goals and assisted one in six matches as the champions closed the gap on leaders Ulsan Hyundai FC to within five points in their quest to record a sixth consecutive title.

The winner for the K League Player of the Month is chosen by the League’s technical study group whose vote constitutes 60% while another 25% is given to the fans with the league’s official video game partner, EA Sports, holding onto the remaining 15%. The Gambian, who will turn 30, tomorrow, secured the highest number of votes in all three categories.