The maiden edition of the Ghana Football Awards was held on Sunday at the plush Marriott Hotel in Accra.

The award scheme that seeks to recognize the exploits of Ghanaian footballers saw Ghanaian International Thomas Partey winning the most prestigious award on the night.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder beat Swansea forward Jordan Ayew, Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori of Maritzburg United and Aston Villa’s Albert Adomah to the award.

Partey, 25, was instrumental for Coach Diego Simeone side as they won the UEFA Europa League and finished 2nd in the Spanish La Liga.

He also won the best foreign-based player accolade.

Other award winners on the night include Aduana Stars goalie Joseph Addo who was named the Goalkeeper of the year.

Addo’s club Aduana also emerged the Team of the Year and 20-year-old Majeed Ashimeru of Red Bull Salzburg pipped Princella Adubea of Dampen Darkoa Ladies and David Abagna of Wa All Stars to the Future Star of the Year accolade reserved for players aged 20 years and below.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies striker Princella Adubea was named the Women’s Football of the Year while a superb strike by former Liberty Professionals player Joseph Mensah emerged Goal of the Year.

Ex-Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey edged Berekum Chelsea’s Stephen Sarfo and Daniel Darkwah of Aduana Stars for the best home based player award.

Abbey was Hearts’ top goal scorer with 15 goals in all competitions

He was a key cog for the Phobians as they finished 3rd on the Ghana Premier League table with 48 points.

Below is the full list of winners:

Goalkeeper of the Year

Joseph Addo

Team of the Year

Aduana Stars

Future Star Award

Majeed Ashimeru

Foreign-based Player of the Year

Thomas Partey

Women’s Footballer of the Year

Princella Adubea

Living Legend Award

Anthony Baffoe

Home-Based Player of the Year

Thomas Abbey

Coach of the Year

Yussif Abubakar

Thumbs Up Award

Asamoah Gyan

Ghana Footballer of the Year

Thomas Partey


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