Black Stars captain and former Swansea City forward, Andre Dede Ayew has been named the footballer of the year at the 2021 Ghana Football Awards.
He beat stiff competition from Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus and Accra Great Olympics’ Gladson Awako who were all nominated.
Steadfast FC’s hottest talent, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku was handed the Future Star of the Year award.
Black Satellite and Kotoko’s Danlad Ibrahim who is on loan at King Faisal beat off competition from Richard Ofori and Razak Abalora to win the Goalkeeper of the Year award.
Accra Hearts of Oak’s Samuel Boadu won the Best Male Coach, while Black Queens gaffer, Mercy Tagoe took home the Best Female Coach laurel.
Accra Hearts of Oak had another win over rivals Asante Kotoko, beating them to the award of Male Team of the Year.
Ampem Darkoa Ladies’ Ophelia Amponsah crowned her outstanding season with the award of Women’s Footballer of the year award.
Salifu Ibrahim of Hearts of Oak won the home-based player of the year award.
See the list of winners for the various categories below:
FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
- Andre Ayew
WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
- Ophelia Amponsah
MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR
- Samuel Boadu
WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR
- Mercy Tagoe
ODARTEY LAMPTEY FUTURE STAR AWARD
- Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
- Danlad Ibrahim
HOME-BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
- Ibrahim Salifu
GOAL OF THE YEAR
- Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities v Ashanti Gold)
BEST GHANAIAN CLUB CEO
- Nana Yaw Amponsah (Asante Kotoko)
MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR
- Hearts of Oak
FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR
- Hassacas Ladies
BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL
- Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
MOST VIBRANT CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA
- Great Olympics
Other honorary awards that will be awarded on the awards night include:
PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD
- Asamoah Gyan
— The Ghana Football Awards (@GF_Awards) July 3, 2021