Solomon Asante wins Samsung Fair Play Award in AFCON semis defeat

Mohamed Koffi of Burkina Faso battles with Solomon Asante of Ghana during the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 match between Burkina Faso and Ghana on the 06 February 2013 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit

Ghana midfielder Solomon Asante won the Samsung Fair Play Award in Wednesday 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Burkina Faso in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The diminutive winger came off the bench to replace John Pantsil who got injured in the 10th minute after pulling a muscle. 

The Berekum Chelsea player was flamboyant on the pitch and attracted a lot of fouls.

He joins teammates Asamoah Gyan, who has won it twice, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in this year’s


  1. bullman says:

    that is the only thing ghana cn win

  2. Ansong says:


  3. yopoo says:

    A winger who couldn’t even have one cross into the box can win fair player award? Oh caf you guys are blind no wonder u don’t see referees silly mistakes.Maybe the little monkey won it by fallen more than 10 times.

  4. gentle john says:

    I said it but people did not listen to me,they think since we are wining by the help of referees the team is good,i said it from day 1 that this coach is the worst Black Stars coach i have ever seen in many years,CAF wanted Ghana to go to finals at all so they started stealing for us from our second match,i was very sad yesterday not because we did not go to the finals but i was sad because Black Stars were playing like primary school team,he must sack now before he totally destroy the Black Stars.

  5. yopoo says:

    NPP lost and now Kwesi nyantekyi and kwesi appiah who have lost not Ghana they think they give these useless guys an exposure but it didn’t work out shame on you.

  6. Sam says:

    Ahh, Yopoo, Say it again,not even one cross,very useless,he plays like hes on the training ground, this is the player all of u wanted him to start over adomah,i dont no what coach will play him over adomah,not a sinlge cross.Adomah could atleast give 2 or 3 crosses. Concert player, and useless coach.

  7. nash says:

    The coach is our our problem,why should you change Rabiu for Derek boateng.thats where our problem start.

    • Sam says:

      Masa, Nash, problem didnt start with derek,but rather Asante, that concert player. As soon as he came on and kwadwo Asamoah was shifted to 3 is when the pressure came on us… To be honest apart from the congo niger game, every game we was under pressure,even the congo game we was under pressure, didnt see the niger game so cant say anything about it, but im sure some where we was under pressure….. And also Rabui is the one kills us in the midfield,yes ive said,whether u like it or not, he is the reason where opponent dominate us in the middle, he holds on to the ball too long and always making abuneamu pass,and always putting him self into a 50 50 ball,and lack of experience always get him to go for a hard tackle. And the useless coach dont see this problem and make the necessary changes in the midfield, which is where it was weak, But rather will take an attacking midfielder and put into a defence whiles we bunch on defenders sitting on the bench,just becuase the are not left footed dont mean the cant play 3,noncense, useless coach.

  8. yopoo says:

    Akwesi Appiah you can’t go to heaven with a stolen bible refuse to accept the fact that fighting Abedi Pele’s ghost is not going to help Ghana you see now Appiah you are the worse coach in this tournament you have played 5 games so far with only 8 shots at goal I think your juju is blindfold the referees to give you doggy penalties it’s a shame Ghana doesn’t need that were known of African Brazilians we don’t want referees assistance to win games you must resign confuse man.

  9. Masa narh I have agree with appiah kill us and he go.

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