Old and new set for national honours
Honours will be bestowed on retired and active Ghanaian players on Friday when the maiden National Players Awards comes off in Accra.
According to the organizers, the annual initiative seeks to recognize and honor the contribution of individuals who donned the national jersey with distinction towards the development of Ghana football.
And on Friday at the Banquet Hall, a seven-member panel headed by former GFA chairman Ben Kuofie will announce the winners of the various categories at the awards gala.
Goalkeeper Richard Kingson, who has been nominated for two categories, goes head-to-head with Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan for the Most Outstanding Player category in the Black Stars.
Kingson has also been nominated for the Most Dedicated Player Award in the Black Stars by dint of his active participation in the last two World Cups and the 2008 and 2010 African Nations Cup tournaments.
NOMINATIONS FOR MAIDEN NATIONAL PLAYERS AWARDS
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Most Valuable/Outstanding Player: Isaac Afoakwah, Jacob Apau
Most Dedicated: Abdul Baba Rahman, Nana Boateng
Top Scorer: Nasiru Mohammed
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Afriyie Acquah, Karim Alhassan
Most Dedicated: Sumaila Rashid, Frank Acheampong, Afriyie Acquah
Top scorer: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Daniel Agyei, Richard Impong, Rashid Sumaila
Most Dedicated: Mahatma Otoo, Rashid Sumaila, Daniel Agyei
Top scorer: Mahatma Otoo
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Godfred Saka, Yaw Acheampong, Alfred Nelson
Most Dedicated: Edmund Owusu-Ansah, Abdul Basit, Stephen Adams
Top scorer: Bismark Idan
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Richard Kingson, Asamoah Gyan, Andre DedeAyew
Most Dedicated: Stephen Appiah, Anthony Annan, Richard Kingson
Top scorer: Asamoah Gyan
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Beatrice Sesu, Linda Addai, Sherifatu Sumaila
Most Dedicated: Cynthia Boakye-Yiadom, Grace Adams, Felicia Djabah
Top scorer: Rita Okyere
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Mercy Myles, Cynthia Adobea, Janet Egyir
Most Dedicated: Portia Boakye, Edem Atovor, Elizabeth Addo, Rosemary Ampem
Top scorer: Elizabeth Cudjoe
Most Valuable/ Outstanding Player: Agnes Aduako, Portia Boakye, Safia Abdul-Rahman
Most Dedicated: Aminatu Ibrahim, Florence Okoe, Leticia Zipki
Top scorer: Agnes Aduako (5 goals)