Ghana's No. 1

Nania FC lead nominations in FA Cup awards

Published on: 15 August 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

Striker Ahmed Toure will once again be contesting the Most Valuable Player award at the maiden MTN FA Cup awards slated for Sunday.

The Asante Kotoko player fresh from winning the Premier League's Best Player award will be doing battle against Heart of Lions midfielder Gladson Awako, Lawrence Lartey and Prince Baffoe both of Nania FC.

However, it is second tier club Nania FC who leads the charge for honours with several nominations.

Maestro Abedi Pele will be contesting the Best Coach award against Orlando Wellington, Musah Asumah and Nuru Ahmed of Nania FC, Berekum Chelsea, Bolga Stars and Wa All Stars respectively.

Nania captain Lawrence Lartey was also nominated for the tournament’s best defender award, facing competition from central defensive partner Abrahziz Abankwa amongst others, whilst Michael Sai has also been nominated for the top goalkeeper award.

Sensational Prince Baffoe will be contesting in the Discovery of the Tournament Category alongside Alex Anim (Sporting Mirren, Michael Anaba (Windy Professionals), Abass Adams (Tema All Stars) and Jacob Apau (Medeama SC).

Below is the full classified list of the award categories and nominees.

GOAL OF THE TOURNAMENT

Gladson Awako – Heart of Lions v Windy Professionals

Obed Owusu – Berekum Chelsea v Nania FC

Abrahziz Abankwa – Nania FC v Berekum Chelsea

Evans Omani – Nania FC v Asante Kotoko

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)

Gladson Awako (Heart of Lions)

Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko)

Lawrence Lartey (Nania FC)

Prince Baffoe (Nania FC)

DEFENDER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Godfred Rockson (Heart of Lions)

Lawrence Lartey (Nania FC)

Yaw Frimpong (Asante Kotoko)

Abrahziz Abankwa (Nania FC)

GOALKEEPER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Prince Bekoe (Sporting Mirren)

Michael Sai (Nania FC)

Robert Dabuo (Wa All Stars)

DISCOVERY OF THE TOURNAMENT

Alex Anim (Sporting Mirren)

Michael Anaba (Windy Professionals)

Abass Adams (Tema All Stars)

Jacob Apau (Medeama SC)

Prince Baffoe (Nania FC)

COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT

Abedi Ayew Pele (Nania FC)

Musah Asumah (Bolga All Stars)

Nuru Ahmed (Wa All Stars)

Orlando Wellington (Berekum Chelsea)

TOURNAMENT TOP SCORER

Alex Anim (Sporting Mirren) – 4 goals

Abass Adams (Tema All Stars) – 4 goals

HIGHEST SCORING CLUB

Nania FC – 12 goals

AWARD FOR SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Bolga All Stars

FAIR PLAY AWARD

Bolga All Stars

REFEREE OF THE TOURNAMENT

Cecil Fleischer

Thomas Nunoo

Patrick Kyeremateng

ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE TOURNAMENT

David Laryea

David Agyin

Ashitey Armah

SPECIAL AWARDS

Metro TV

Graphic Sports

Mr. M.N.S. Doe (Central RFA Chairman)

Kwadjo Kwaw Thompson (Journalist)

Times Sports

Mustapha Mahama – Staff, National Sports Authority

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