Ghana Football Awards: Partey retains Footballer of the Year crown
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey was crowned best footballer in the country for the second year running at the Ghana Football Awards on Sunday.
Partey beat Mukarama Abdulai and Felix Annan to retain the individual award he won last year.
The 26-year-old also retained the foreign-based best footballer award.
During the season, He was voted Atletico Madrid’s player of the month for March.
Mukarama, despite missing out on the top prize, went home with two trophies as she claimed the Women’s footballer of the year and Rising Star awards.
Kotoko dominated with three awards. They were adjudged best team, their shot-stopper Felix Annan was rewarded with the best goalkeeper title and striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu collected the award for the best home-based footballer.
Felix Annan was the only local player in Black Stars squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Charles Kwablan Akonnor, who parted ways with Kotoko early this month, received coach of the year award for guiding the Porcupine Warriors to the group stage of last season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
Joseph Esso of Hearts of Oak won the goal of the year award for his stunning strike against Dreams FC.
Below is the complete list of the award winners;
Goalkeeper of the year – Felix Annan
Team of the Year – Asante Kotoko
Future Star Award – Abdulai Mukarama
Foreign Based Player – Thomas Partey
Women’s Player of the Year – Abdulai Mukarama
Goal of the Year – Joseph Esso
Footballer of the Year – Thomas Partey
Coach of the Year – Charles Kwablan Akonnor
Home-Based Player of the Year – Abdul Fatawu Safiu
Living Legends Awards – Dogo Moro and Wilberforce Mfum
Thumps up Award – Professional Footballers Association of Ghana