On the 27th of April, in a grand event at the Circle Ring Road in Accra, the first edition of Ghana Football Awards was officially launched in Accra. The event was powered by the popular twenty-four-hour sports television channel Kwesé Free Sports, and quite successfully produced by AE Media Communications.
About the New Ghana Football Awards
The framework of Awards has been strategically designed to acknowledge the talents and contribution of the most remarkable footballers of Ghanaian origin of the season under review. It’s what has got sports bettors who love Ghana online sports betting really interested.
What Awards Would Be Given?
The Ghana Football Awards aim to honor and recognize the Football talent in the country, and so has an award for nearly every skill. There are Awards for both men and women, so that people love football, despite of gender.
Various categories of Awards in the scheme have been listed like the following:
– ‘Ghana Footballer of the Year’, perhaps the most prestigious of all.
– ‘Coach of the Year’, for those coaches who inspire their teams the most
– The ‘Team of the Year’ award for the team which has done exceptionally well
– The ‘Future Star Award’, for young players who have potential to make a mark.
– The ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’, for those wonderful saves.
– The ‘Home-Based Player of the Year’ and the ‘Foreign-based Player of the Year’ for both national and international talent.
– The ‘Women’s Player of the Year’, which is the highest award for women footballers.
The nominations for these broad range of categories were declared publicly in the grand launch at Samsung Premium rooftop. The awarding criteria and judgement shall be made by a panel of board-members that would consist distinguished footballers, and coaches, as well as former referees and even journalists.
Notable members of the panel include prominent names like the of which include – the players of the former Black Stars Augustine Arhinful, Abukari Damba, as well as John Paintsil! The seasoned sports journalist, Carl Tuffour is also set to be part of this exciting panel.
Other notable names on the judges’ panel includes that of Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, and Samuel Bartels Veronica Commey.
The gala night for the Ghana Football Awards will be organized in June, 2018 and will be a part of the build-up for the World Cup of 2018.
The Awards is now being increasingly viewed at par with FIFA, Europe’s Ballon d’Or, as well as the CAF Awards of Africa. This goes a long way to lend support and inspiration to the Ghanaian Footballers and upkeeps the passion for the sport in the country where there is no dearth of Football players from every spectrum of gender.
The framework has been declared to be a recurring annual event that would coalesce the footballers and their fans for a glorious night every year, As football is perceived as the number one passion of sports enthusiasts across the nation, these Awards will go on to re-establish the popular zeal towards the masses’ favorite sports.