Ghana Football Awards: Thomas Partey Crowned Footballer Of The Year
Thomas Partey has been voted the Footballer of the Year for the second time at the Ghana Football Awards (GFA) on Sunday at the Marriot Hotel in Accra
The Atletico Madrid midfielder beat off competition from Mukarama Abdulai of Black Maidens and Queens and Richard Ofori of the Black Stars and Maritzburg to win the most prestigious award on the night.
Partey had a very sensational season at club level with Athletico Madrid, managing to secure a starting spot in the water-tight midfield of the side.
The 26-year-old was also part of the Black Stars team that participated in the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scoring one of Ghana’s two goals against Guinea Bissau.
Thomas Partey, despite being criticised for not living up to expectation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, following Ghana’s early exit from the competition, his performance at club level was enough to hand him the Most Valuable Player Ghanaian Player in the 2018-19 season.
In addition to the footballer of the year award, Thomas Partey also picked up the award for the foreign-based footballer of the year.
Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko were the biggest winners on the night. They swept four awards, namely the team of the year, the Goalkeeper of the Year and the Home-based Player of the Year went to Felix Annan and Fatawu Shafiu, respectively, while CK Akonnor was named the Coach of the Year.
Below is the full of winners
Coach Of the Year
Charles Akunnor- Asante Kotoko
Women’s Footballer of the Year
Mukarama Abdulai – Black Maidens
Team Of The Year
Goalkeeper of the Year
Felix Annan – Asante Kotoko
Home-based Player Of The Year
Best Foreign Player
Goal of the Year
By Joseph Esso – Heart of Oak
The Living Legend Awards
Dogo Moro and Wiberforce Mfum
Rising Star Award
Thumbs Up Award
Professional Footballers Association of Ghana
Overall Footballer of the Year