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Sports News of Monday, 9 July 2018

Source: Class FM

Partey wins Footballer of the Year

Black Stars midfielder Thomas Partey has been voted Footballer of The Year at the maiden Ghana Football Awards held on Sunday, 8 July 2018 at the Marriot Hotel in Accra.

The Atlético Madrid player beat Swansea star Jordan Ayew, Richard Ofori of Maritzburg United in South Africa and Aston Villa's Albert Adomah to emerge Footballer of The Year.

Partey helped Atletico Madrid to win the Europa Cup last season.

With the Ghana national team, Partey scored a hat-trick against Congo in Brazzaville in a World Cup qualifier. He plays a major part in Coach Kwesi Appiah’s team as Ghana aim to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Below is the complete list of award winners:

1. Goalkeeper of the Year

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United & Black Stars)
Razak Abalora (WAFA)
Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars & Black Stars B) - WINNER

2. Team of the Year

Aduana Stars - WINNER
Ampem Darkoa ladies

3. Future Star Award

Majeed Ashimeru (WAFA & Black Stars B) - WINNER
David Abagna Sandan (Wa All Stars)
Princella Adubea (Black Princesses & Ampem Darkoa Ladies)

4. Foreign-based Player of the Year

Jordan Ayew (Swansea)
Albert Adomah (Aston Villa)
Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid) - WINNER

5. Goal of the Year - Joseph Mensah

6. Women's Footballer of the Year - Princella Adubea- WINNER

7. Living Legend Award - Anthony Baffoe - WINNER

8. Home-Based Player of the Year

Thomas Abbey (Hearts of Oak) - WINNER
Stephen Sarfo (Berekum Chelsea)
Daniel Darkwah (Aduana Stars)

9. Coach of the Year

Yussif Abubakar (Aduana Stars) - WINNER
Klaus Rasmussen (WAFA)
Mercy Tagoe (Black Queens Coach)

10. Thumbs Up Award - Asamoah Gyan (WINNER)

11. Ghana Footballer of the Year

Jordan Ayew (Swansea)
Albert Adomah (Aston Villa)
Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid) - WINNER
Thomas Abbey (Ismaily)
Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United)

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