The second edition of the Ghana Football Awards was held at Marriot Hotel in Accra on Sunday, July 21, 2019 to appreciate footballers who stood out in the year under review
The event which saw Black Stars and Atletico Madrid star, Thomas Partey, crowned the overall best player in last year’s ceremony defended his title this year and also took home the best foreign-based player awards.
The event was well attended by dignitaries such as present and past footballers, coaches, actors, musicians and journalists
Below is the full list of winners
Coach Of the Year: Charles Akunnor- Asante Kotoko
Women’s Footballer of the Year: Mukarama Abdulai – Black Maidens
Team Of The Year: Asante Kotoko
Goalkeeper of the Year: Felix Annan – Asante Kotoko
Home-based Player Of The Year: Fatawu Shafiu
Best Foreign Player: Thomas Partey
Goal of the Year: Joseph Esso – Heart of Oak
The Living Legend Awards: Dogo Moro and Wiberforce Mfum
Rising Star Award: Abdulai Mukarama
Thumbs Up Award: Professional Footballers Association of Ghana
Former Black Stars player and owner of Glowlamp Soccer Academy, Nii Odartey Lamptey has received an Outstanding Leadership Award for his exploits and accomplishments in Juvenile and Youth Soccer.
He was awarded by the Outstanding Leadership Forum at the Transformation Power Auditorium on Friday July 12, 2019 for his contributions to the development of juvenile and Youth Soccer
Odartey who also received an Amazing Soccer Warrior Award from the Outstanding Leadership Forum is set to captain the Amazing Soccer Warriors Super Hero Team in an Amazing Soccer Warriors series.
Amazing Soccer Warriors is a 30 minute comedy-action soccer super hero thriller.
It is a series featuring prominent soccer heroes on a mission to rescue the world from an evil villain.
The project which is being made possible by the Outstanding Leadership Forum and it’s media outfit OLF media, will have a five man super hero team led by former world youth best player, Nii Odartey Lamptey alongside other former football stars
Nii Odarttey Lamptey will captain the super hero team which is the Amazing Soccer Warriors.
In the maiden edition, the villain known as the Evil destroyer, employs the services of a biology professor to create an Alien- Human hybrid with super human powers of super strength, immune from poison and disease, super fast, exceptional reflexes and flexibility, shock proof, and bullet proof.
The Evil Destroyer attempts to use these super humans as soldiers to conquer, control, repress, suppress, oppress and rule the entire world.
The Amazing Soccer Warriors however, will come up with a plan to defeat the villain in a special match to make sure The evil destroyer abandons his evil project.
The Evil Destroyer is however confident his team will win against the Amazing Soccer Warriors team
The event promises to be one of a kind.
The producer, Charles Pongo, is a former senior lecturer at NAFTI and also worked at GBC in the 70s.
He happens to be one of the best brains in the film industry in Africa and has lectured almost all the great movie producers in Ghana.
He has worked on projects for GBC, the defunct Ghana Film Corporation, now TV3, and other projects.
The project which will start in Ghana will be edited and enhanced in South Africa as well
It is set to be launched in Ghana in late August followed by a launch in South Africa in September 2019.
Atlético Madrid and Kayserispor have reached an agreement for a permanent transfer of Ghanaian Midfielder Bernard Mensah to the Turkish club on a three year deal
The Black Stars player joined the Turkish side on a season-long loan last summer but has officially signed a deal that will keep him there for three years with the Turkish club due to his impressive performance
The deal was made possible due to the activation of his buy-out option by the Turkish club which is the reason the Ghanaian International has to join the club on a permanent basis
Mensah, 23, joined Atletico Madrid on a six-year deal two seasons ago but was loaned to Getafe, Kasimpasa and his current club Kayserispor
His performance caught attention from many clubs which prompted Kayserispor to act swiftly in securing his services on a permanent basis
Ghanaian Para Athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has excelled at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in the Desert Challenge in Arizon after hitting the qualification time in 100mm,with a time of 14:22sec.
Botsyo is the first Para Athlete in Ghana to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 paralympic games in Japan after making a time of 14:22 beating the qualification time of 14:70 for the Tokyo 2020 paralympic games.
His 14:22 time recorded makes him break his personal best of 14:62 of his previous best.
Nkegbe qualified to the world championship with his up and coming athlete Maclean Atsu Dzidzienyo who made a time of 16:44secs in the men’s T53 class.
His Botsyofor Gold project is being made possible with support from the Indian Women Association of Ghana, Wire Weaving Industry, National Sports Authority, Shooting Federation, Omy TV and other individuals who believe in his quest to bring Gold to Ghana
Omy Television has signed a partnership deal with Women in Sports Association(WISA) to project the vision of rewarding well deserved women sports athletes in Ghana
The deal was singed by the Chief Executive Officer of OMY TV, Miss Joyce Aku Mensah and the Madam Gloria Commodore, Executive Director of WISA for OMY TV and WISA respectively.
Miss Joyce Aku Mensah who assumes the position as the new director for WISA said“ We will try our best and support WISA to the level that it deserves. As a young lady, it is my desire to see ladies venture into sports hence my interest in seeing to success of WISA”
Miss Aku also said “ Our TV station is sports centred so we shall use our medium to project WISA by giving it the needed publicity and support WISA financially “
“I’ thank Madam Gloria Commodore for reposing confidence in me by handing over WISA to me for further successes”
The Executive Director of WISA, Madam Gloria Commodore also said
“I am glad to have a vibrant lady in the person of Madam Aku who will continue to promote WISA by helping me project the agenda of awarding female sports personalities”
WISA will be five years this year and will be awarding ladies who excelled last year.
This year’s award ceremony is set to take place in the month of September
Keep watching OMY TV for further information about WISA AWARDS 2019.
Ghanaian young star Emmanuel Gyamfi has helped his US based club GAM United FC to qualify for the 2019 Adult State Cup Final in the United States of America
The 19 year-old talented footballer who plays both as a left back and right winger has played for a number of clubs like Mighty Jet, Lizbeth Fc, Afro United(USA), Colorado Cougars(USA) and GAM United also in the United States
The final match which is scheduled to take place on Sunday May 19, 2019 will see the young sensational midfielder in action for GAM United against FC Boulder
Emmanuel Gyamfi who has performed tremendously for GAM United is expected to help his club to win the 2019 Adult State Cup in the Final with his splendid performance
The father of young Hearts of Oak midfielder, Manaf Umar has passed on.
Mr. Umar Shaibu joined the heavenly choir yesterday between the hours of 1pm to 2pm in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi.
The cause of his death is however yet to be made public by the family.
Unfortunately for the Hearts player, his father’s demise was unknown to him prior to their NC special competition game against Karela United which Hearts won by a goal to nil at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday
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