Reigning league champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko left the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi last Saturday night with four awards, which they annexed at the PLB Awards Gala.
The Porcupine Warriors demonstrated gross brilliance at the just-ended Glo Premier League, and for their efforts, they picked the Most Valuable Player (Daniel Nii Adjei), Best Coach (Maxwell Konadu), Best Defender (Awal Mohammed) and Best CEO (Dr K.K. Sarpong) awards.
Nii Adjei, in a post-gala interview, dedicated the award to the entire Kotoko family and promised to justify why he was picked as the choicest player for the 2011/12 season.
He attributed his success story to a brilliant team performance from his colleagues, the technical team and the cubâ€™s faithful.
â€śI dedicate this award to the entire Kotoko family. But for their support, I wouldnâ€™t have chalked this success,â€ť he said in an interview.
The 2011/12 best coach Konadu also noted: â€śThis award will motivate me to take coaching to the next level.â€ť
Adjei, who was in contention with Emmanuel Clottey and Emmanuel Baffour, took home a GHÂ˘5,000 cheque in addition to the trophy; and so did the leagueâ€™s top scorer Edubiaseâ€™s Baffour.
The first runner-up team, Ashgold received GHÂ˘15,000 cheque, while the second runner-up, Hearts of Oak took home GHÂ˘10,000 for their efforts.
Kotoko were handed the key to a mini bus, which would be available in the next few days.
The Special Guest of honour Daasebre Osei Bonsu, who stood in forÂ Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, urged stakeholders to raiseÂ the bar in the game.
Other recipients of the awards were Robert Dabuo (Best Goalkeeper, Wa All Stars), Joshua Oninku (Promising Star, Tema Youth), William Agbovi (Best Referee), David Laryea (Best Assistant Referee) and Wa All Stars (Best Behaved Sporting Group).
The rest were, Wa All Stars (Fair Play Award), Emmanuel Offei (Best PLB Camera man), and Arthur Dadzie (Best Match Commissioner).
Â By Kofi Owusu Aduonum