Who wins Premiership's MVP gong?

13 years ago

Tonight, the Professional League Board will crown the winners of this year's premiership football awards.

Outstanding performers during the past season will be rewarded with all candidates including Eric Bekoe, Dominic Adiyah, Samuel Inkoom, Fatau Dauda, Tawrick Djibril and Bashir Hayford - coach of the Kotoko - all selected in a number of categories such as best player, best defender, discovery of the season and top scorer.

However, the highlight of the night would be competition for the Most Valuable Player which has Eric Bekoe, Dominic Adiyah and Harrison Afful all in the running.

The winner of the MVP award will drive away a VW Souran car for his efforts during the season.

The award will be determined by votes of the coaches of the 16 clubs that played in last season’s league and SMS votes from the public.

Bekoe’s 17 goals helped Kotoko establish a strong lead in the Premiership while helping him break into the senior national team the Black Stars.

Despite missing seven games in the month of June while on national assignment with the Black Stars, Bekoe still the won the goal king crown with four goals more than second placed Dominic Adiyah who scored 13 goals.

Harrison Afful had a remarkable season during which he earned a place in the starting team of the Black Stars. Kweku Essien, then playing for King Faisal won the last edition of the award.

For the coach of the year category, Bashir Hayford, who guided Kotoko to the title faces competition from Oti Akenteng, who took Heart of Lions to the best ever league finish of 2nd.

Despite his side being relegated, Lebanese trainer, Fadi Omari of Zaytuna United is the third nominee for the coach of the year category.


Best Player: Eric Bekoe (Asante Kotoko) Dominic Adiyah (Heart of Lions) and Harrison Afful (Asante Kotoko)

Best Defender: Samuel Inkoom (Asante Kotoko), Harrison Afful (Asante Kotoko) and John Boye (Heart of Lions)

Best Goalkeeper: Soulama Abdoulaye (Asante Kotoko), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) and Tetteh Luggard( Zaytuna United)

Discovery of the Year: Latif Salifu, (Liberty Professionals) Kofi Abanga, (Hearts of Oak) Tawrick Djibril (Hearts of Oak)

Coach of the Year: Fadi Omari, (Zaytuna United), Oti Akenteng (Heart of Lions) and Bashir Hayford (Asante Kotoko)