By Johnny Edward:
Kuopion Palloseura of Finland defender, Babacar Diallo has beaten Gbolahan Salami to the club's player of the season award reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Senegalese star was also named the KuPS supporters player of the year ahead of Salami who emerged the top scorer of the club for the just concluded season scoring 14 league goals with three points.
The former Enyimba and Warri Wolves forward broke a four year record previously held by Ilja Venalainen (2012) and Peter Sampoalso (2001) with 12 goals each to win this season's top scorer award.
The 25 year old finished the season as the fourth top scorer in the Finnish elite division in his debut season.
Meanwhile, Salami who helped KuPS to a seventh place finish was however missing from the Finnish league Team of the Season.
HJK's Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo was the only Nigerian player named on the squad. Taiwo featured in 21 matches and scored six goals for HJK.