Ghana Football Awards nominees unveiled

Black Stars Midfielder  Thomas Partey and  Striker Jordan Ayew who go head to head for the topmost award in the maiden edition of the Ghana Football Awards to be staged on June 9, 2018.  

The duo have been nominated alongside Thomas Abbey and Albert Adomah for the footballer of the year.

The full lists of nominees were unveiled during the official launch of the Ghana Football Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Samsung Premium Rooftop in Circle, Accra.

The ceremony began with a keynote address from the management committee chairman of the Black Starlets, Lawyer Kweku Ayiah, who represented the nation's football governing body president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who is on official duty in Morocco.

Nominees for the various categories – Ghana Footballer of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Future Star Award, Goalkeeper of the Year, Home-Based Player of the Year, Foreign-based Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year were all unveiled during the launch.

Members of the board for this prestigious award are former Black Stars players Augustine Arhinful, John Paintsil, Abukari Damba and veteran sports journalist Carl Tuffour.

Other members of the board include Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, Joy sports' Gary Al-Smith, Saddick Adams, Samuel Bartels Veronica Commey, Felix Romark, and retired FIFA referee Alex Kotey.

The Ghana Football Awards gala night will be held in June and will form part of the build-up to the 2018 World Cup.

below  is a full list of Nominees

Coach of the Year

Yussif Abubakar (Aduana Stars)

Klaus Rasmussen (WAFA)

Mercy Tagoe (Black Queens Coach)

Team of the Year


Aduana Stars

 Ampem Darkoa ladies

Future Star Award

Majeed Ashimeru (WAFA & Black Stars B)

David Abagna Sandan (Wa All Stars)

Princella Adubea (Black Princesses & Ampem Darkoa Ladies)

Goalkeeper of the Year

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United & Black Stars)

Razak Abalora (WAFA)

Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars & Black Stars B)

Home-Based Player of the Year

Thomas Abbey (Hearts of Oak)

Stephen Sarfo (Berekum Chelsea)

Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars)

Foreign-based Player of the Year

Jordan Ayew (Swansea)

Albert Adomah (Aston Villa)

Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid)

Ghana Footballer of the Year

Jordan Ayew (Swansea)

Albert Adomah (Aston Villa)

Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid)

Thomas Abbey (Ismaily)

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United)

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