Ghanaian midfielder, Maxwell Baakoh has ended his first season at USM Khenchela as best foreign player in the Algerian League.
The former Asante Kotoko midfielder enjoyed a stunning campaign and appeared as key man for the Algerian side.
He recorded scored 8 goals and provided 8 assists in 24 games.
His outstanding performance powered the club to the sixth position in their maiden appearance in the Algerian top-flight.
He is the second foreign highest scorer in the championship but finished the season with more assists than any other player and chances created.
His 8 goals are enough to put him fifth across the league and second highest scorer for Khenchela.
“I am performing well here by the grace of God but is all about hardwork, discipline, dedication and determination. Playing in Algeria is nothing new to me because I’ve played in Egypt and Jordan,” he told Ghanasportspage.com.
“I have made up my mind to do my best wherever I go. Is about discipline, dedication and my determination. It has helped me a lot. I always listen to the instructions of my coaches and my teammates because they play here.
“This is the most difficult season in my life because I lost my big brother and my grandmother also died just in two weeks so it was really difficult but I didn’t allow it to overcome me. I kept on going, kept my focus and patience.
“Most of the clubs I played against this season have showed interest in me because of my hardwork but we are waiting for the season to end,” the former Kotoko midfield dynamo said.
Having failed to make impact during his time with Egyptian side Ceramica Cleopatra, Baakoh has now emerged as one of the best midfielders in the Algerian league.
He formerly played for Karela United in the Ghana Premier League where he showed enormous talent and displays which caught the attention of many Ghanaian football fans.
He later moved to Ghana Premier League giants, Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC and played in the CAF Inter-continental championship for the Porcupine Warriors.