Asante Kotoko influential midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei has been nominated for the top Premier League Award in Ghana this year.
The impressive enforcer must fend off competition from top scorer Emmanuel Baffour and Berekum Chelsea’s Emmanuel Clottey to be crowned the season’s Most Valuable Player.
Adjei has enjoyed an incredible run of form this term with eye-catching performances that has defined Kotoko’s season.
The marvelous midfield display of the 23-year-old has been touted as the one of the reasons why the Porcupine Warriors clinched their 21st League title.
Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu is the front runner to clinch the Coach of the Year Award after guiding the Porcupine Warriors to their first League title in four years.
But he will face some sort of competition from Bashir Hayford of Medeama and AshantiGold’s Yaw Acheampong.
Acheampong earned the nomination after guiding the side to an incredible second position on the standings following a difficult start to the campaign.
Berekum Chelsea’s Edward Kpodo is the hot favourite to win the Defender of the Year accolade after playing 29 games and conceding just a single yellow card.
But Kotoko’s stalwart centre-back Awal Mohammed could prove a major threat with Rashid Sumaila of Ebusua Dwarfs touted as a serious contender.
Asante Kotoko impressive left-full back Baba Abdul Rahman is almost certain to be crowned the Most Promising Player of the season after churning out eye-catching performances in his debut season at Kotoko.
His competitors include Mighty Jets whiz kid Eli Agbeko and Joshua Oninku of Tema Youth.
Burkinabe import Soulama Abdoulaye was nominated for the Goalkeeper of the Season alongside Robert Dabuo of All Stars and Berekum Chelsea’s Ernest Sowah.
Controversial Fifa referee William Agbovi and compatriots John Atikese and Theresa Bremansu will fight for the Referee of the Year Award.
The 2012 Premier League Awards ceremony will take place in Kumasi on June 16.
"Full Classified 2012 Premier League Awards"
Most Valuable Player/Footballer of the Year
Emmanuel Baffour – New Edubiase
Daniel Nii Adjei – Asante Kotoko
Emmanuel Clottey – Berekum Chelsea
Best Coach of the Year
Bashir Hayford – Medeama SC
Yaw Acheampong – AshantiGold
Maxwell Konadu – Asante Kotoko
Cudjoe Fianoo – AshantiGold
KK Sarpong – Asante Kotoko
Obed Nana Nketia – Berekum Chelsea
Robert Dabuo – All Stars
Ernest Sowah – Berekum Chelsea
Edward Kpodo – Berekum Chelsea
Awal Mohammed – Asante Kotoko
Rashid Sumaila – Ebususa Dwarfs
Most Promising/ Discovery of the Year
Benjamin Eli Agbeko – Mighty Jets
Joshua Onninku – Tema Youth
Baba Abdul Rahman – Asante Kotoko
Best Assistant Referee
Best Behaved Supporting Group
Wa (All Stars)
Kpando (Heart of Lions)
Emmanuel Baffour (New Edubiase) – 21 goals
Best PLB Cameraman
Best Match Commissioner
M. Arthur Dadzie
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