…Kwadwo Asamoah declares after Glo CAF Awards
With Kofi O. Aduonum
Ghana and Udinese budding midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is highly elated for emerging as the 2010 Most Promising Talent.
The player, in the company of Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi in an interview at the Kotoka International Airport mentioned that the award will go a long way to urge him on to greater heights. “I am happy for the award, it will encourage me to do more as a player,” he told the press on arrival yesterday.
Asamoah emerged the Most Promising Talent in Africa, beating off competition from Algeria’s Ryad Boudebouz and Moussa Maazou from Niger.
Former Black Stars Serbian manager, Milovan Rajevac picked the Coach of the Year prize, while the national side, the Black Stars was crowned with the National Team award, ahead of Algeria and Egypt.
The GFA boss expressed satisfaction about Ghana’s exploits -winning three awards in the just-ended Awards. He, however, expressed shock that the ultimate prize did not go to 2010 BBC’s best player Asamoah Gyan. Cameroun’s Samuel Eto’O won the Africa player of the year for a record 4th time.
Nyantakyi received the ‘President Award’ alongside six other federation heads from Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Cameroon. It’s an award set up for those who have worked significantly to the development of sports in their respective countries.