Hearts of Oak midfielder Winful Cobbinah has been adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the 2016/17 MTN FA Cup competition.
The playmaker saw off competition from Asante Kotoko striker Sadick Adams – who bagged a hat-trick in the final to beat his side – plus Isaac Amoah of Division one club Amidaus Professionals.
Cobbinah’s gong is the biggest among the 14 award categories at the ceremony held at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra Wednesday night.
In addition to his citation, he walks away with a double door refrigerator, as announced by the MC of the event Henry Asante.
His club Hearts of Oak won two other awards on the night – Best Team Supporters and Game of the Year – their grand finale loss to arch-rivals Asante Kotoko.
Kotoko striker Sadick Adams won the top scorer award – a joint feat with Okyeman Planners’ Raphael Ocloo. Both players scored 5 each in last season’s FA Cup.
Just like their rivals Hearts, Kotoko also received the other of the shared Best Game of the Year award with ex-trainer Steve Polack also emerging Best Coach.
Wa All Stars midfielder David Abagna was also recognized for his efforts in the competition as he was named Most Promising Player of the season.
Below are the winners:
Most Promising Referees: Daniel Akoto and Mohammed Issahaku
Coach of the Year: Steven Polack
Goal of the Year: Isaac Amoah (Amidaus Professionals)
Fair Play Team: Medeama
Special Awards: Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante (CEO of MTN Ghana), M-Plaza Hotel, Nii Amo Cudjoe & Associates, Baba Mallam Nuhu – Northern RFA, Evans Adjei – Coach Of Danbort FC, Western RFA, Ashanti RFA
Best Team Supporters: Hearts of Oak
Game of the Year: Hearts of Oak vs Asante Kotoko
Best Match Commissioner: Alhaji Abdul Ganiu Lawal
Best Assistant Referee: Kennedy Sarpong Adade
Best Referee: Awal Mohammed
Top Scorer (Joint with 5 goals): Sadick Adams (Asante Kotoko) and Raphael Ocoloo (Okyeman Planners) – Home theatre each
Best Defender: Ibrahim Yaro (Medeama) – 32 inch TV set
Most Promising Player:-David Abagna (Wa All Stars) – 32 inch TV set
Most Valuable Player: Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak) – Double door fridge