Kwesi Nyantakyi, Kwesi Appiah and Welbeck Abra-Appiah led a high-profile honours list for Saturday’s Kings Foundation 14th Annual Dinner & Awards Night held in Bechem.
The trio received the evaluation team’s highest ranking to scoop the ‘exemplary leadership award’ for their ”effectiveness, innovation, significance and positive impact in Ghana football”.
GFA boss Nyantakyi was described as the ”most successful FA president in Ghana history” for winning the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and qualifying the Black Stars for three World Cups.
Abra-Appiah, Chairman of the Premier League Board, was awarded for ”transforming the Ghana Premier League into one of the very best football leagues in Africa” whilst Kwesi Appiah received notice for being the only ‘indigenous coach to achieve World Cup qualification for the Black Stars”.
Maxwell Konadu, Asamoah Gyan, and Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu also received awards for their ‘special achievements in football’.
While Maxwell Konadu was congratulated for winning the WAFU Cup as Head Coach of the Local Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan’s own was for ”captaining the Black Stars to World Cup qualification and being Ghana’s all-time leading scorer”.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu received award for his special contribution to the development of football in the Brong Ahafo Region.