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See Full List: 2021 Ghana Football Awards Announced; Andre Ayew, Fabio Gama, Thomas Partey & Others Grab Nomination

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See Full List: 2021 Ghana Football Awards Announced; Andre Ayew, Fabio Gama, Thomas Partey & Others Grab Nomination

Nominees for the Ghana Football Awards have been announced with three players gunning for the prestigious Ghana Footballer of the Year Award.

The trio are Black Stars captain Andre Ayew who shinned for his Swansea side despite failing to secure promotion with them to the English top flight.

Teammates Kudus Mohammed who started his Ajax career brightly and won the Dutch league title is in contention while Great Olympics captain and talisman Gladson Awako is always among the nominees as they look to succeed last year’s winner Thomas Partey.

The awards ceremony will come off on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Grand Arena, Accra..

Nominees for various categories of the awards was made public on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Other categories that will be keenly contested include Homebased Football of the Year, Goal of the Year, Most Vibrant Club on Social Media, and Club CEO of the Year.

Kotoko’s poster boy Fabio Gama will compete with Hearts of Oak talisman Ibrahim Salifu, Abdul Ganiyu, WAFA’s Augustine Boakye, Samuel AAshie Quaye and Gladson Awako for the homebased player of the year.

Find all the nominees for the various categories below:

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Andre Ayew

2. Kudus Mohammed

3. Gladson Awako

WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Milot Pokua

2. Ophelia Amponsah

3. Sherifatu Sumaila

MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

1. Annor Walker

2. Karim Zito

3. Samuel Boadu

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

1. Mercy Tagoe

2. Edna Quagraine

ODARTEY LAMPTEY FUTURE STAR AWARD

1. Kudus Mohammed

2. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

3. Kamaldeen Sulemana

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

1. Razak Abalora

2. Richard Ofori

3. Danlad Ibrahim

HOME-BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

1. Augustine Boakye

2. Samuel Ashie Quaye

3. Diawisie Taylor

4. Ismail Ganiyu

5. Gladson Awako

6. Ibrahim Salifu

7. Fabio Gama

GOAL OF THE YEAR

1. Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities v Ashanti Gold)

2. Richmond Lamptey (Inter Allies v Hearts of Oak)

3. Fatawu Issahaku (Ghana v Tanzania)

4. Andre Ayew (Ghana v Sudan)

5. Gladson Awako (Great Olympics v Hearts of Oak)

6. Sandra Owusu Ansah ( Supreme Ladies v Kumasi Sports Academy)

7. Janet Ayieyam (Thunder Queens v Police ladies)

BEST GHANAIAN CLUB CEO

1. Nana Yaw Amponsah (Asante Kotoko )

2. Elloeny Amande (Karela United)

3. Dr Gifty Oware-Aboagye (Berry Ladies)

MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. Great Olympics

2. Asante Kotoko

3. Hearts of Oak

4. Black Satellite

FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. Hassacas Ladies

2. Berry Ladies

3. Ampem Dakoa Ladies

BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL

1. Rayid Mahrez (Leicester City)

2. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

3. Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

MOST VIBRANT CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Dreams FC

Inter Allies

Asante Kotoko

Hearts Of Oak

Great Olympics

Legon Cities

Berry Ladies

Ridge City

Other honorary awards that will be awarded on the awards night include:

PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD

LIVING LEGEND AWARD

THUMPS UP AWARD

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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‘Baby Jet’ Asamoah Gyan Threatens To Sue Blogger Over Fake News

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'Baby Jet' Asamoah Gyan Threatens To Sue Blogger Over Fake Quotes

‘Baby Jet’ Asamoah Gyan Threatens To Sue Blogger Over Fake News

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has threatened to sue a Ghanaian blogger for publishing fake quotes linked to him.

The blogger at the centre of the issue, which has got Gyan trending on Twitter, Thosecalledcelebs shared fake quotes made up a parody account.

The parody account using Asamoah Gyan’s name tweeted about the Ghana legend’s infamous penalty miss at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

“I intentionally missed the penalty because of my ex…I wanted to break her heart” the fake Asamoah Gyan on Twitter tweeted.

The blogger without checking started sharing the fake quotes and that has got Asamoah Gyan, who now plays his club football in Ghana for Legon Cities, angry.

‘Those called Celeb! pull this useless story linked to me down and retract with an apology with immediate effect, if you fail to do that within the next 3hrs, you will hear from my lawyers. This abuse in social media must stop 🛑My account is verified on Twitter… your work as a journalist involves due diligence,” Asamoah Gyan captioned a screenshot of the post on his Instagram.

In 2010, Gyan missed a penalty kick in the quarter-final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay. The miss cost Ghana and Africa a first semi-final appearance at the global showpiece.

“Till today, any time alone, it still haunts me. Sometimes I feel like the world should go back again so I can redeem myself, but I know this is something that will haunt me for the rest of my life. I accept that because there is nothing I can do about it. I went there to save my country, but I ended up being the villain, which I accept because I know how people feel,” the 34-year old told TV3 Ghana in an interview in April 2010.

Gyan is gunning for a place in Ghana’s squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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#Sack CK Akonnor – Ghanaians Roar On Social Media After Shameful Defeat To South Africa

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#Sack CK Akonnor – Ghanaians Roar On Social Media After Shameful Defeat To South Africa

Ghanaians are demanding the immediate sacking of Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor following defeat to South Africa.

Akonnor’s side performed poorly and deservedly lost 1-0 against Bafana Bafana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played at the FNB Stadium on Monday evening.

Ahead of the match, Ghanaians expected a better showing after criticising the drab performance against Ethiopia despite the team winning last Friday.

But with a number of key players missing because of Covid-19 restrictions, the Black Stars were outplayed and were fortunate to concede just one goal.

South Africa despite dominating and creating the best chances scored in the 84th minute when Bongokuhle Hlongwane connected a low cross from close range to secure victory.

The defeat is a major setback in Ghana’s bid to return to the World Cup as they now sit a point behind new Group G leaders South Africa, and Ghanaians want Akonnor sacked.

‘Sack CK’ is among the top trends Twitter Ghana with over 1,100 tweets, all calling for the Akonnor to leave after just one and half years in charge of the senior national team. Akonnor replaced Kwasi Appiah who was relieved of his duties at the end of December 2019.

See some of the tweets below:

 

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Meet Reza Parastesh, The Man Who Slept With 23 Women Just Because He Looked Just Like Lionel Messi

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Meet Reza Parastesh, The Man Who Slept With 23 Women Just Because He Looked Just Like Lionel Messi

Reza Parastesh is just your average, everyday 25-year-old guy, except for one little thing – he happens to look exactly like Lionel Messi

In 2017, Iranian man Reza Parastesh made headlines after impersonating former Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and sleeping with 23 women who thought he was real.

How did Reza Parstesh pull off such a ruse?

Remember Reza Parastesh, The Lionel Messi Lookalike? He Almost Ended Up In  Prison For Causing A Commotion On The Streets

His father once gave him a Barcelona shirt and asked him to pose with it. The end result was both fantastic and hilarious.

Because of their resemblance, Parastesh even cut his hair and grew his beard like the Barcelona captain, heightening his resemblance to Messi.

The photo quickly went viral, earning Parastesh the moniker “fake Messi.”

When interviewed by AFP in 2017, Parastesh stated that he wanted to be a carbon copy of Messi in every way. But, as Medio Tiempo put it, his fame grew as quickly as his beard (and, of course, Messi’s).

Nonetheless, he got in trouble with the Iranian police because he tried to impersonate Messi by using his resemblance to him.

Remember Reza Parastesh, The Lionel Messi Lookalike? He Almost Ended Up In  Prison For Causing A Commotion On The Streets

Despite his sense of humour, Parastesh has expressed his concern about the serious harassment he has faced as a result of this. In addition, he expressed a desire to meet the real Lionel Messi in the future.

Still, he believes his chances are slim, and he admits he doubts the Argentinian legend is aware of his existence.

Reza Parastesh is an Instagram celebrity who has over a million followers. His striking resemblance to Lionel Messi has made him an overnight star.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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