Three Black Stars’ players, Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, and Gladson Awako, will headline this year’s edition of the Ghana Football Awards, which comes off this evening at the Grand Arena Conference Centre in Accra.

The trio have been shortlisted for the prestigious Ghana Footballer of the Year Award, which is the flagship category of the awards scheme.

Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed and Gladson Awako battle for Ghana Footballer of the Year Award

One of the three will take over from Arsenal star Thomas Partey, who emerged as the winner in the two previous editions of the awards.

The three players are leading several Ghanaian players, both home and abroad and foreigners playing in the Ghana League, whose performance has been outstanding under the year in review to be celebrated for the exploits.

While the Ghana Footballer of the Year remains the flagship award, other categories such as the Homebased Football of the Year, Goal of the Year, Most Vibrant Club on Social Media and Club CEO of the Year are all likely to generate more excitement. 

Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed and Gladson Awako battle for Ghana Footballer of the Year Award

The Ghana Football Awards is an awards event that sees a marriage of soccer, entertainment and sometimes politics as all those who matter in those fields gather under one roof to celebrate the works of Ghanaian footballers in the year under review.

It will also be a night where Ghanaian footballers scattered worldwide converge to unwind and escape from the pressures of the just-ended season.

It has been a great journey of recognizing the sacrifices of football who break their sweat not only for their respective football clubs but also for their beloved motherland, Ghana.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Joy News on Multi TV, DSTV channel 421 and on GoTV channel 144 at 8pm prompt.

Find all the nominees for the various categories below:

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Andre Ayew

2. Kudus Mohammed

3. Gladson Awako

WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Milot Pokua

2. Ophelia Amponsah

3. Sherifatu Sumaila

MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

1. Annor Walker

2. Karim Zito

3. Samuel Boadu

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

1. Mercy Tagoe

2. Edna Quagraine

ODARTEY LAMPTEY FUTURE STAR AWARD

1. Kudus Mohammed

2. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

3. Kamaldeen Sulemana

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

1. Razak Abalora

2. Richard Ofori

3. Danlad Ibrahim

HOME-BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Augustine Boakye

2. Samuel Ashie Quaye

3. Diawisie Taylor

4. Ismail Ganiyu

5. Gladson Awako

6. Ibrahim Salifu

7. Fabio Gama

GOAL OF THE YEAR

1. Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities v Ashanti Gold)

2. Richmond Lamptey (Inter Allies v Hearts of Oak)

3. Fatawu Issahaku (Ghana v Tanzania)

4. Andre Ayew (Ghana v Sudan)

5. Gladson Awako (Great Olympics v Hearts of Oak)

6. Sandra Owusu Ansah ( Supreme Ladies v Kumasi Sports Academy)

7. Janet Ayieyam ( Thunder Queens v Police ladies )

BEST GHANAIAN CLUB CEO

1. Nana Yaw Amponsah (Asante Kotoko )

2. Elloeny Amande (Karela United)

3. Dr Gifty Oware-Aboagye (Berry Ladies)

MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. Great Olympics

2. Asante Kotoko

3. Hearts of Oak

4. Black Satellite

FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. Hassacas Ladies

2. Berry Ladies

3. Ampem Dakoa Ladies

BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL

1. Rayid Mahrez (Leicester City)

2. Edouard Mendy ( Chelsea )

3. Franck Kessie ( AC Milan )

MOST VIBRANT CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Dreams FC

Inter Allies

Asante Kotoko

Hearts Of Oak

Great Olympics

Legon Cities

Berry Ladies

Ridge City

Other honorary awards that will be awarded on the awards night include:

PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD

LIVING LEGEND AWARD

THUMPS UP AWARD