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03.11.2008 Football News

Liberty Top In Glo Top 4 Awards

Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals not only took the main prize of GH ¢15,000 at last Saturday's Glo Top 4 Awards night, but also dominated most of the awards categories.

The colourful event staged at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra saw Liberty Skipper, Daniel Yeboah, pick up the prestigious Best Player Award.

 

 For his prize, Yeboah took home an Accra-Cairo-Accra return air ticket donated by Egypt Air, a DVD player and a television set donated by Pinbridge Ghana Limited in addition to a trophy.

Yeboah's feat crowned an evening which saw goalkeeper Daniel Adjei, also of Liberty, pick up the Best Defender and Discovery of the Tournament Awards.

 

Not only that. Striker Yaw Antwi's first goal against Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium was adjudged goal of the tournament.

 

For scoring five goals, Francis Akwafo of Kumasi Asante Kotoko took home the Top Scorer of the tournament Award, while his club took the Fair Play Award.

 

Referee Vivian Agor was named Best Referee of the tournament.

Award winners took home prizes ranging from trophies to television sets, fridges, cookers and mobile phones donated by Avanti Solutions, Melcom Ghana Limited and Vallex Lease Equipment.

The ceremony, which was attended by about 350 guests, was graced by the first Vice-President of CAF, His Excellency Gen.

 

Seyi Memene, who was the Guest of Honour, Mr Mohammed A. Jameel, Group Chief Operating Officer of Glo, Nii Ayibonte II, Gbese Mantse and Adontenghene of the Ga State, and Mr Emmanuel Adotey, Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA).

The guests were also treated to an entertainment package, consisting of choreography, jazz performances and a performance by hiplife sensation, K.K. Fosu.

 

The FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was also the chairman for the occasion, received a special award, together with former GHALCA Chairman, Mr J.Y. Appiah, Mr Kudjoe Fianoo, Mr Jordan Anagbla and Mr Kwabena Yeboah, a seasoned sports journalist, for their contributions to the work of GHALCA over the years.

In a brief speech, Mr Nyantakyi noted that the Top 4 tournament over the years had grown more competitive and given some teams and players the chance to rediscover themselves.

He cited Liberty Skipper Dan Yeboah as an example of a player who earned a national team call-up through his performance in the Glo Top 4 tournament.

“We want to thank Glo for their kind support and encourage them to continue so that this very innovative Top 4 concept will be sustained,” he said.

He also expressed gratitude to Gen. Seyi Memene for gracing the occasion and keeping a good realtionship with Ghana.

The Top 4 tournament is the brainchild of GHALCA, and this year's edition was sponsored by Nigerian telecommunications giants, Glo.

Story by Nathaniel Attoh

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