Prez Mahama to grace Guiness Player Awards

BY: Arku Jasmine

President John Dramani MahamaPresident John Dramani Mahama is expected to grace Friday night’s prestigious Guinness National Player Awards slated for the State Banquet Hall, State House, as the Special Guest of Honour.

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The event, being organised by Proton Sports Limited (PSL), in conjunction with the Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG), Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is aimed at rewarding past and present football personalities for their various contributions to Ghana Football.

According to the organisers, plans were far advanced to get the President of the Republic to enhance the programme, spiced with an entertainment package to make it a night to remember.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of PSL, Mr Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku, this year’s event promises to be a vast improvement over the maiden edition last year, with giant beverage company, Guinness Breweries Limited, coming on board as the headline sponsor for a three-year period.


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Other sponsors of the awards are Everpure Mineral Water, Shield Acrylic Paints, Electroland, and Mr Kennedy Agyepong of Kenpong Construction Company.

The nominees for the Guinness National Player Awards for 2012/13 are as follows:

1998-99 Black Queens squad (African Women’s Champions/World Cup)

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Memunatu Sulemana, Rita Yeboah, Regina Ansah, Elizabeth Baidu, Juliana Kakraba, Mavis Djangmah, Barikisu Tettey Quao, Alberta Sackey, Vivian Mensah, Adjoa Bayor, Kulu Yahaya, Lydia Ankrah, Mercy Tagoe, Nana Ama Gyamfua, Gladys Enti, Sheila Okine, Priscilla Mensah, Stella Quartey, Genevieve Clottey.

Golden legends

Adansi Fofie  - Brong Ahafo Region

George Alhassan - Northern Region

Mensah Aguadze – Volta Region

Dodoo Ankrah – Greater Accra

Kwame Adarkwa – Ashanti Region

Special Awards (coaches)

1963 - C.K. Gyamfi, Ben Koufie

1965 – C.K. Gyamfi, Ben Koufie

Current generation

Black Starlets (Male Under-17)

Top Scorer: Emmanuel Boateng

Most Valuable Player: Emmanuel Oti, Thomas Agyapong, Kingsley Fobi

Black Satellites (Male Under-20)

Top Scorer: Ebenezer Assifuah

Most Valuable Player: Ebenezer Assifuah, Francis Narh

Black Stars:

Top Scorer: Mubarak Wakaso

Most Valuable Player: Fatau Dauda, Rabiu Mohammed, Mubarak Wakaso

Black Maidens (Female Under-17)

Top Scorer: Jane Ayieyam

Most Valuable Player: Sherifatu Sumaila, Jane Ayieyam, Priscilla Okyere

Black Princesses (Female Under-20)

Top Scorer: Elizabeth Addo

Most Valuable Player: Mercy Myles, Elizabeth Addo, Janet Egyir

Black Queens

Top Scorer: nobody meets criteria

Most Valuable Player: Janet Egyir, Leticia Zikpi, Edem Atovor.

By  Samuel Ebo Kwaitoo