Ghana’s Finest 22 Launched in Accra

Tuesday 18th April , 2017 4:17 pm

Primeval Media, in conjunction with the Ghana 60 Years on Committee, has launched a project dubbed ‘Ghana’s Finest 22’ which seeks to identify and honour 22 of Ghana’s greatest footballers.

The list which features the likes of Stephen Appiah, Kwasi Appiah, Ibrahim Sunday, and current Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan was put together by a committee consisting of M.N.D Jawula, Kudjoe Fianoo, Karl Tuffour, Fiifi Banson and headed by veteran sports writer Mr Ken Bediako.

A list of 55 players (5 players for each position) has been selected, and will later be pruned down to a final list of 22 players (two for each position) with the help of the general public who will be asked to vote.

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah who was present at the launch and on the list, expressed delight at the initiative and spoke of his pride in being on the list.

“I am very honoured and I never knew that I will get to this level one day. I’m happy that Primeval have taking up this initiative to honour those who have fought for the nation, and it is a very good thing they are doing,” he said.

The general public can help select the final list by voting for their favourite players via short code number 1458 on all networks.

The public will have a 40% stake in the selection process while the Committee will have 60% stake in the selection

The final 22 players will then be rewarded during an awards gala/dinner later in the year.

Below is the list of the 55 shortlisted players:



 Name                                                                        Club(s)
1.      Joe Carr                                                         Sekondi Hasaacas/ Kotoko
2.      John Baker                                                     Eleven Wise
3.      Robert Mensah                                               Dwarfs / Kotoko
4.      Dodoo Ankrah                                               Great Olympics/ Real Republikans
5.      Richard Kingson                                            Olympics/Galatasaray (Turkey)




Name                                                     Club(s)
1.      Dan Oppong                              Asante Kotoko
2.      Frank Amankwah                      Asante Kotoko
3.      PSK Paha                                   Eleven Wise
4.      E.C Oblitey                                Great Olympics/ Real Republikans
5.      Ben Kusi                                     Asante Kotoko




Name                                                      Club(s)
1.      Hans Adu Sarpei                        Vfl Wolfsburg  (Germany)
2.      Ofei Ansah                                Hearts of Oak
3.      Kwasi Appiah                            Mine Stars/Asante Kotoko
4.      Frank Crentsil                            Real Republikans
5.      Isaac Asare                                 Anderlecht (Belgium)





Name                                                          Club(s)
1.      Isaac Acquaye                                 Dumas Boys /Great Olympics
2.      Sampson Lamptey                           Hearts of Oak
3.      Frimpong Manso                              Corner Stones/Asante Kotoko
4.      Awuley Quaye                                  Great Olympics
5.      Sammy Kuffuor                               King Faisal / Bayern Munich



Name                                                             Club(s)
1.      Kuuku Dadzie                               Sekondi Hasaacas / Kotoko
2.      John Eshun                                   Eleven Wise
3.      Addo Odametey                            Hearts of Oak/ Real Republikans
4.      John Mensah                                 Chievo Verona (Italy)
5.      Dogo Moro                                    Asante Kotoko/ Real Republikans




Name                                                      Club(s)
1.      Adolf Armah                                  Hearts of Oak
2.      Ibrahim Sunday                              Asante Kotoko
3.      Joe Ghartey                                    Hearts of Oak
4.      Aggrey Fynn                                 Sekondi Hasaacas
5.      Michael Essien                               Bastia (France)







Name                                                       Club(s)
1.      Baba Yara                                  Asante Kotoko/ Real Republikans
2.      Osei Kofi                                    Asante Kotoko
3.      Yaw Sam                                   Asante Kotoko
4.      Ofei Dodoo                                Hearts of Oak
5.      Christian Atsu                            Rio Ave (Portugal)





Name                                                           Club(s)
1.      Dan Owusu                                    Bofoakwa Tano
2.      Emmanuel Quarshie                      Sekondi Hasaacas
3.      C.K Gyamfi                                   Hearts of Oak
4.      Jones Attuquayefio                        Real Republikans/ Great Olympics
5.      Stephen Appiah                             Hearts of Oak/ Juventus (Italy)



 Name                                                       Club(s)
1.      Wilberforce Mfum                      Asante Kotoko
2.      Edward Acquah                          Eleven Wise /Real Republikans
3.      Opoku Afriyie                             Asante Kotoko
4.      Anthony Yeboah                        Corner Stones /Okwahu United / Frankfurt (GER)
5.      Asamoah Gyan                          Udinese (Italy)





Name                                                    Club(s)
1.      Abedi Pele                               RTU/ Marseille FC
2.      Opoku Nti                               Asante Kotoko/ Gold Stars
3.      Kofi Badu                               Asante Kotoko
4.      Abdul Razak                           Corner Stones/ Asante Kotoko
5.      Kofi Pare                                  Eleven Wise





Name                                                Club(s)
1.      Mohammed Polo                    Hearts of Oak
2.      Malik Jabir                              Asante Kotoko
3.      Francis Kumi                        Agona Fankobaa/ Asante Kotoko
4.      Mohammed Salisu                 Asante Kotoko
5.      C.K Akunnor                    Okwahu/ Goldfields/ Vfl Wolfsburg( Germany)




By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana