At the 2022 Ghana Football Awards in Accra, Strasbourg and Black Stars defender Alexander Djiku was named “Footballer of the Year.”
He won the accolade ahead of fellow Black Stars players Joojo Wollacott, Daniel Amartey, Thomas Partey, and Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu.
Grace Asantewaa of Real Betis was awarded Female Footballer of the Year, while Ampem Darkoa Ladies were named Female Team of the Year after winning the Women’s Premier League and the Women’s FA Cup.
Former Black Stars captain Abedi “Pele” Ayew was honored as a Living Legend for his contributions to Ghana football.
Rev. Adika, the guy who found Ayew in 1975 and offered him the opportunity to display his talents to Ghana and the globe, accepted the prize on his behalf.
The Nii Odartey Lamptey Rising Star title went to Felix Afena Gyan, while Alex Djiku was voted Foreign Based Player of the Year.
Djiku helped Strasbourg finish sixth in Ligue 1 and was instrumental in Ghana’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
All of the award winners are listed here.
Alexander Djiku, Footballer of the Year
Joe Nana Adarkwa- Ampem Darkoa Ladies (Women’s Coach of the Year)
Dr. Prosper Nartey Ogum (Men’s Coach of the Year)
Richard Nsenkyere of Samartex and Tom Vernon- Right To Dream (Thumbs Up Award)
Abedi “Pele” Ayew- Living Legend Award
Ampem Darkoa Ladies- Female Team of the Year
Asante Kotoko- Male Team of the Year
Porcupine Tertiary- Special Fan Of The Year
Nana Yaw Amponsah- Asante Kotoko (CEO of the Year)
Sadio Mane- Best African International
Iddrisu Abdulai- Goalkeeper of the Year
Asante Kotoko- Most Vibrant Award on Social Media
Grace Asantewaa- Real Betis (Female Footballer of the Year)
Yaw Annor- Best Home-based Player of the Year
Meshack Asante (Golden Kicks) Goal vs MPP- Goal of the Year
Yaw Annor – Goal King
Felix Afena Gyan- Nii Odartey Lamptey Rising Star award
Alex Djiku- Foreign-based Player of the Year