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League Report of Friday, 1 June 2012

Source: GFA

Baffour named Premiership Player of the Year

Golden Boot winner in the Glo Premier League, Emmanuel Baffour has been nominated as the Premiership Player of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

The New Edubiase striker who finished the season with 21 goals will also be rewarded with the Top Scorer prize at the 2011 SWAG awards gala which seeks to reward sporting personalities for their remarkable contributions to Ghana sports for the year under review.

According to a SWAG statement on Thursday, "Baffour’s nomination follows his outstanding performance in the 2011/12 premier league, as well as his emergence as the highest goal scorer in the just-ended season with 21 goals."

Baffour will be among over 25 sports men and women who will be decorated on June 9 at the awards night which has two footballers competing for the flagship award, the prestigious 2011 Sports Personality of the Year prize.

Andre Ayew and Harrison Afful face competition from two-gold medal Paralympics athlete, Ajara Mohammed for the award.

Both Andre and Afful are again in the running for another award with the Footballer of the Year prize up for grabs. The duo would compete with Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu.

Ghana’s Under-23 team, the Black Meteors, who won Gold at the 2011 All Africa Games have been named as Team of the Year.

Coach of the Black Meteors, Akwasi Appiah will be decorated with the Coach of the Year award.

MTN FA Cup and Super Cup winners, FC Nania have been named Club of the Year.

NOMINEES FOR 2011 SWAG AWARDS

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Ajara Mohamed - Two gold medalists at 2011 All Arica Games

Andre Ayew - Africa’s third best player/Consistent performer in Europe

Harrison Afful - Winner of CAF Champions League with Esperance

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

Andre Ayew - Africa’s third best player/Consistent performer in Europe

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu - Consistent performance for Black Star/in Europe

Harrison Afful - Winner of CAF Champions League with Esperance

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Nania FC - Excellent performance in Knock- Out and Super Cup Competitions

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Black Meteors – Gold medalists at the All Africa Games

COACH OF THE YEAR

James Akwasi Appiah – Coach of Black Meteors/Winners of gold medalist at the AAG

PREMIERSHIP PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Emmanuel Baffour

PREMIERSHIP TOP SCORER

Emmanuel Baffour

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