FA CUP Awards: Cobbina beats kotoko’s Saddick Adams to MVP

Hearts of Oak’s mercurial attacking midfielder, Winful Cobbina, has been adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the year at the 7th edition of the MTN FA CUP awards.

The skillful midfielder beat competition from Asante Kotoko’s Saddick Adams and Isaac Amoah of Amidaus professionals and was elated to have been recognized by organizers of the awards.

“I am very happy I have been honored this way because coming back to Ghana to relaunch my carrier, I think I worked very hard and this is the result”, Cobbina told Joy sports.

The former Najar FC player recounted the massive support he enjoyed from supporters, his colleagues and technical team of Hearts of Oak since joining the Ghanaian top flight after a failed sting with the Saudi Arabian outfit.

“I am very grateful to the many fans that believed in me and supported me on my return and I promise them the best of me this season. Our technical team also worked on me so well to get this result”.

Cobbina has been out with injury after he aided his club to grab a point away to Eleven Wonders on match day one of the 2017/2018 Premier League season and is expected to resume training next week.

Below is the full list of the winners from the brief ceremony held at the Mplaza Hotel yesterday.

Best Player of the Year – Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak)

Best Defender of the Year – Ibrahim Yaro (Medeama)

Top Scorers of the season – Saddick Adams (Asante Kotoko) and Raphael Ocoloo (Okyeman Planners)

Fair Play Team of the Year – Medeama

Supporters Group of the Year – Hearts of Oak fans

Referee of the Year – Awal Mohammed

Assistant Referee of the season – Kennedy Sarpong Adade

Match Commissioner of the Year – Alhaji Abdul Ganiu Lawal

Goal of the Year – Isaac Amoah (Amidaus Professionals)

Most Promising Referee – Isaac Akoto

Most Promising Player of the Year – David Abagna (Wa All Stars)

Coach of the Year – Steve Pollack 

Special Awards

Baba Mallam Nuhu, Ebenezer Asante Twum, Nii Amo Kudjoe, Ashanti, Western Regional Association and the Management of MPlaza Hotel.

Source: Asempa Sports

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