Wa All Stars swept the highest number of awards at the 2016 Premier League Board awards, going home with the goalkeeper of the season, coach of the season, CEO of the season and club of the season.
Latif Blessing emerged the Most Valuable Player claiming the Best Player and Golden Boots prize on the local scene of Ghana football as Medeama’s Kwasi Donsu and Abdul Basshiru of Dreams FC could not wrestle him for the award. But Accra Hearts of Oak’s Inusah Musah was awarded the defender of the season.
Latif scored 17 goals to emerge Goal King and Best Player of the season in 25 starts despite Kwasi Donsu’s magnificent performance which saw him score 15 goals with 10 free kicks.
Inusah Musah beat competition from captains of Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC, Amos Frimpong and Abdul Bashiru respectively.
Wa All Stars coach Enos Kwame Adepa won the coach of the season for guiding the side to win their first league trophy robbing off rivalry from Cioaba Aristica of Aduana Stars and Manuel Zacharias of Bechem United while their CEO, Oduro Nyarko won the CEO of the season beating competition from James Esselfie of Medeama SC and Albert Commey of Aduana Stars.
Richard Ofori of Wa All Stars also emerged the goalkeeper of the season for keeping 14 clean sheets in 25 matches while Abdul Halik Hudu of Inter Allies came up as the most promising player of the season.
Referee Awal Mohammed and Haruna Bawa were the referee of the year and assistant referee of the year respectively.
In the other categories, Brong Ahafo Region Football Association Chairman Mr. Augustine Asante emerged the Match Commissioner of the season while Paul Abenyega was the PLB Cameraman of the season.
Two staff of the GFA, Mr. Joyce Asare and Mr. Dasoberi Emmanuel Newton were named best female and male workers respectively.
SuperSport was rewarded specially for the coverage of the league last season. Former PLB boss Welbeck Abrah-Appiah was honoured with the special Award.
Full List Of Award Winners:
Footballer of the Year-Latif Blessing
Goalking Award- Latif Blessing
Defender of the season- Inusah Musah
Goalkeeper of the season-Richard Ofori
Most Promising player of the season- Abdul Halik-Hudu
Coach of the season-Enos Adepa
Fair Play team- Berekum Chelsea
Best Referee of the season- Awal Mohammed
Assistant Referee of the season-Haruna Bawa
CEO of the season-Oduro Nyarko
Team of the Season-WA All Stars
From Sammy Heywood Okine