THIS year’s prestigious Premier League Board (PLB) 2015/2016 Awards will be held under the patronage of two of Ghana’s illustrious and highly-respected citizens – Maj. (Rtd) Amarkai Amartefio, ex-PNDC Secretary of Youth and Sports as Chairperson, and His Lordship Justice Anim Yeboah of the Supreme Court as the Guest of Honour.
According to the PLB chairman, Mr. Ashford Tettey Oku, every arrangement has been put in place to ensure a highly successful night.
“We have a lot in store on the night as we assure of a memorable event,” he told the Times Sports yesterday.
The potentially-sparkling occasion is expected to draw hordes of eminent football personalities.
Liberty Professionals’ Latif Blessing, Kwesi Donsu of Medeama and Abdul Bashiru of Dreams FC would be vying for the Footballer of the Season Award when the Awards get underway at the Banquet Hall of the State House tomorrow.
The three players are in keen contention for the biggest award of the night after enjoying some great season with their respective clubs.
In all, 17 awards will be presented on the night including Best Defender of the Season which would have Inusah Musah (Accra Hearts of Oak), Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko), Abdul Bashiru contesting for that award.
For the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the season, James Essifie of Medeama, Albert Commey of Aduana Stars’ and Samuel Oduro-Nyarko of Wa All Stars are the nominees.
Chioba Aristica (Aduana Stars), Zacharis Manuel (Bechem United), Enos Adipa (Wa All Stars) would be vying for the Coach of the Season award.
Others include, Goalkeeper of the Season with Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars), Razak Abalora (WAFA), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars), battling it out for that award.
The Most Promising Player of the Season would have Abdul Alidu Hudu (Inter Allies), Enoch Atta Agyei (Medeama) and Mohammed Tarfik (New Edubiase) contesting, while S.B Bortey, Daniel Laryea and Awal Mohammed would be up for Referee of the Season.
A special award would be given to former PLB boss, Welbeck Abra-Appiah, for his role in the development of the game.
By Michael D. Abayateye