GABRIEL Issah Ahmed of Kumasi Asante Kotoko won the top prize as the GT-PLB footballer of the year at an awards night held in Accra last Friday.
The Black Stars defender picked up the award for his sterling contribution towards the successful campaign of Kotoko in the last season, which saw them win a Ghanaian record 20th league crown.
He however could not make it a double as he lost out on the defender of the year award to the young and enterprising Fetteh Feyenoord captain Sheriff Danladi.
Kotoko also won the club of the year prize and took home ¢50 million plus a giant trophy for their troubles as well as miniature trophies for each of the players who helped them win the championship.
Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi King Faisal received ¢30 million and ¢20 million respectively for placing second and third in the GT Premiership.
Prince Tagoe of Hearts with 18 goals, won the top scorer award with Philimon MacCarthy of Feyenoord taking home two awards - the best goalkeeper and the discovery of the year.
Fetteh Feyenoord was adjudged the most exciting club with Okwawu United winning the Fair Play prize. The Nkawkaw Park was given special mentionh as the best behaved league centre in the just ended season.
National Under-20 coach who also doubles of coach of King Faisal, Francis Oti Akenten, picked up the coach of the year award with Liberty Professionals Felix Ansong claiming the chairman of the year prize.
Referees were not left out as Mr J. K. Mortey of Tema, came out best among his co-equals.