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Defender Abeiku Ainooson named Best Player in MTN FA Cup awards

Published on: 09 August 2014
Abeiku Ainooson won the flagship award of the night

Abeiku Ainooson won the flagship Best Player of the Year as champions Asante Kotoko swept almost all the honours up for grabs at the 4th MTN FA Cup Awards ceremony.

Ainooson who also won the Best Defender award beat the likes of Elvis Opoku, Augustine Okrah and Issa Yakubu to win the grand prize in the ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra on Saturday night.

The other big winners of the night include Fetteh Feyenoord's Theophilus Jackson who emerged as the Best Goalkeeper, Inter Allies' Patrick Kpozo as the Discovery of the Year and Mas-Ud Dramani as the coach of the Year.

Kotoko also grabbed the Fair Play Award while Elvis Opoku was handed his top scorer's award after hitting seven goals in the FA Cup.

Below are the full list of award winners:

Fair Play Award – Asante Kotoko

Goalkeeper of the Year – Theophilus Jackson (Fetteh Feyenoord)

Top Scorer – Elvis Opoku (Gold Stars)

Highest Scoring Club – Asante Kotoko

Defender of the Year – Abeiku Ainooson

Referee of the Year - Seidu Bomison

Assistant Referee of the Year- Ibrahim Adam

Most Promising Referee – Maxwel Hason, Anafo Nathan, Prince Amoah

Goal of the year – Elvis Opoku

Coach of the year – Mas Ud Didi Dramani

Discovery of the Year - Patrick Kpozo (Inter Allies)

Player of the Year - Abeiku Ainooson (Asante Kotoko)


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Adidi atem hene the 1st says:
    August 10, 2014 07:06 am
    Ainooson needs a call up to the black stars.
  • selfmade says:
    August 10, 2014 02:36 am
    This boy is good and is about time AA invite him to the bs to see what he can bring to the table! He has been consistent for a while and he seems to have great defensive skills and he is more aggressive and serious too! I think this guy together with edusei should be invited in our next friendlies to assess their performance! Again, AA should also invited Clifford aboagye and try him as a playmaker for us to see if he can fit because we need a creative player than ever! The only way we can be clinical and unlock packed defensive third, is to have a decent player maker now! In the WC, our transition from defence to attack was great till we reach the attacking third where we become confused and it was all due to no decent player maker! I know people ll say that he is too young but I have never seen a 70 yrs player before! In Africa, is very difficult to score goals from opening play because of some many " pack the bus" teams and u can only win against these teams with a player maker and Ghana has not won the afcon because of this problem!! The time is now!
  • fish says:
    August 10, 2014 01:02 am
    BANGER is the best player of the year,and not Abeiku.
  • Kwasi says:
    August 10, 2014 03:04 am
    Self made, we had a playmaker. The coach put him in the defense.
  • Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:
    August 10, 2014 05:09 am
    Kwasi say that again. Kwadwo Asamoah is about to take over as Juventus' playmaker once Pirlo retires. But he has been relegated to leftback when playing for Ghana. Go figure
  • nanak says:
    August 10, 2014 12:49 pm
    lndeed Ainooson needs a call up to the disgracing black stars so that he can show them how aggressive and committed a player is suppossed to be when he is called up to play for his nation.Amen and Amen.