Baffour's MVP dream faces competition

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By Ghana FA

6/15/2012 9:30:25 PM -

Emmanuel Baffour could not help New Edubiase to a top four finish in the Glo Premier League but he will certainly be looking at winning the season's player of year award.

The striker is in the running for the flagship prize, the Most Valuable Player gong when the end of season awards are handed out on Saturday at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.

Baffour faces competition from Asante Kotoko's Daniel Nii Adjei and Emmanuel Clottey of Berekum Chelsea for the MVP prize.

But he will go unchallenged as his 21-goal haul which kept him tops of the goal chart after the 2011-12 season will see him pick the Goal King gong.

Though one goal shy of the 11-year record [22 goals] set by Ishmael Addo in the 2000/2001 season, Baffour, 23, will be celebrating an impressive season on the night.

There will be other contenders for this year's Glo Premier League awards which has 12 categories in all.

After guiding Asante Kotoko to the title, Maxwell Konadu appears in front of the queue for the Best Coach award which also has Bashir Hayford and Yaw Acheampong as competitors.

And in a season where referees performances have continuously been reviewed, the knights of the whistle are also in the running for prizes.

William Agbovi, John Atikese and Theresa Bremansu are competing for the Best Referee whilst Dawood Quedraogo, David Laryea and A. S Malik also await the decision on the Best Assistant Referee.

Below are the nominees for the various awards

Best Defender
Edward Kpodo – Berekum Chelsea
Awal Mohammed – Asante Kotoko
Rashid Sumaila – Ebusua Dwarfs
Best Goalkeeper
Soulama Abdulaye – Asante Kotoko
Robert Dabuo – Wa All Stars
Ernest Sowah – Berekum Chelsea
Most Valuable Player
Emmanuel Baffour – New Edubiase
Daniel Nii Adjei – Asante Kotoko
Emmanuel Clottey – Berekum Chelsea
Most Promising Player
Eli Agbeko - Mighty Jets
Joshua Oninku - Tema Youth
Baba Abdul Rahman - Asante Kotoko
Best Coach
Bashiru Hayford – Medeama
Yaw Acheampong – AshantiGold
Maxwell Konadu – Asante Kotoko
Goal-King
Emmanuel Baffour - (21 Goals)
Best CEO
Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo – AshantiGold
Dr. K.K Sarpong – Asante Kotoko
Mr. Obed Nana Nketiah – Berekum Chelsea
Best Referee
William Agbovi
John Atikese
Theresa Bremansu
Best Assistant Referee
Dawood Quedraogo
David Laryea
A. S Malik
Best Behaved Supporting Group
(Tema) Youth
(Wa) All Stars
(Kpando) Heart Of Lions
Best PLB Cameraman
Ohene Agyei
Emmanuel Offei
Herbert Semakor
Best Match Commissioner
Lenear Addy
Asante Boateng
M. Arthur-Dadzie

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By: Godwin Yaw Agboka