President John Dramani Mahama is expected to grace Friday nightï¿½s prestigious Guinness National Player Awards slated for the State Banquet Hall, State House, as the Special Guest of Honour.
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 yearï¿½s 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.
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 Womenï¿½s Champions/World Cup)
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.
Adansi Fofie - Brong Ahafo Region
George Alhassan - Northern Region
Mensah Aguadze ï¿½ Volta Region
Dodoo Ankrah ï¿½ Greater Accra
Kwame Adarkwa ï¿½ Ashanti Region
Special Awards (coaches)
1963 - C.K. Gyamfi, Ben Koufie
1965 ï¿½ C.K. Gyamfi, Ben Koufie
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
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
Top Scorer: nobody meets criteria
Most Valuable Player: Janet Egyir, Leticia Zikpi, Edem Atovor.
Source: Daily Graphic
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