Asamoah Gyan has been awarded Sports Writers Association of Ghana Menâ€™s Footballer of the Year.
TheÂ Al AinÂ forward's scoring feat last year in the AfricanÂ World Cupqualifying series and for hisÂ United Arab EmiratesÂ side made him the obvious winner.
His statistics were too much for Italy-based duo and international teammatesÂ Kwadwo AsamoahÂ andÂ Sulley Ali Muntari.
He was not at the function as he prepares to face Al Ahli in the final of the UAE Presidentâ€™s Cup on Sunday.
His father Gyan Baffour Mensah and Chief Executive Officer of his foundation Samuel Anim Addo received the award on his behalf.
Gyan was in contention for the prestigious Personality of the Year Award but was beaten to it by his national team coachÂ Kwesi Appiah.