Two celebrated Glo Brand Ambassadors, Pat Thomas and Gyedu Blay Ambolley will thrill guest to some of their old highlife tunes when the top brass of Ghana football gather at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi for the 2011-12 annual Glo-PLB awards ceremony.
This year’s event will see a tight competition for honours between champions, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and past winners, Berekum Chelsea.
The attention will also be on New Edubiase’s Emmanuel Baffour who is in pole position to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) which will attract a cash amount of 5,000 dollars, courtesy Glo Mobile Ghana as a way of ensuring competition in the subsequent season.
Having won the Top Scorer award which will attract a similar cash component after netting 23, Baffour will face stiff opposition Berekum Chelsea’s Emmanuel Clottey and Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Daniel Nii Adjei.
In the best defender of the season award, Chelsea’s defender, Edward Kpodo is heavily tipped to scale the challenge to be mounted by Kotoko’s Awal Mohammed and Rashid Sumaila of Ebusua Dwarfs.
Goalkeepers Soulama Abdulaye of Kotoko, Chelsea’s Ernest Sowah and Robert Dabuo from Wa All Stars to vie for the Goalkeeper of the Year award.
Kotoko’s Baba Abdul Rahaman is highly favoured to triumph over Eli Agbeko of Tudu Mighty Jets and Joshua Oninku of Tema Youth in the category of the Most Promising Player of the Season award.
Maxwell Konadu’s will face a tough competition from Medeama’s Bashir Hayford and Yaw Acheampong of Ashgold for the Best Coach of the Season award.
The award for the Best CEO of the season will be reduced to a three-horse race between Ashgold’s Cudjoe Fianoo, Dr. K.K Sarpong of Kotoko and Obed Nana Nketiah of Berekum Chelsea just as referees William Agbovi, John Atikesse and Theresa Bremansu gun for the Best Referee of the Season.
Dawood Ouedrago, David Laryea and A.S Malik will vie for the Best Assistant Referee award while the Best Behaving Supporting Club award will be chased by supporters of Tema Youth, Wa All Stars and Kpando Heart of Lions.
The Best PLB Cameraman award will be determined between Ohene Agyei, Emmanuel Offei and Herbert Semakor the same as Lenear Addy Asante Boateng and M. Arthur-Dadzie in the Best Match Commissioner award.
Glo officials say the idea of this special prize is to encourage all players to ‘work their socks off’ in pursuit of the prize in subsequent league seasons, adding that, the novelty will automatically lead to some qualitative enhancement in performance and standard of the league itself.
Glo is the biggest supporter of Ghana football with the sponsorship of the senior national team, the Black Stars for a period of five years in a deal worth 7.5m US dollars7 at 1.5m per annum since 2008. Glo also sponsors the Ghana’s Premier League with 15m dollars for the same number of years.