Andre Ayew, Afena-Gyan and others win Calcio Trade Ball 2022 awards
Black Stars Players Andre Ayew and Felix Afena-Gyan were recognised for their exemplary displays in the just-concluded seasons in Qatar and Italy respectively
The Ghana Internationals Andre Ayew and his compatriot Felix Afena-Gyan were among the players recognised for their exemplary displays in the just concluded seasons by winning Calcio Trade Ball 2022 awards.
Black Stars captain Ayew, was handed the Order of the Star Award, the biggest award of the night.
The 19-year-old, Afena-Gyan, who capped the just-concluded season after helping AS Roma win the Europa Conference League trophy after defeating Feyenoord 1-0 in the final, was also voted the Most Promising Player of the Year award.
General Manager of ArthurLegacy, Kathleen Arthur reiterated the successes of the brand and how it carries with it the dreams of many families.
“What we do at ArthurLegacy is more than just football scouting, training, management and transfers. We carry the dreams of hundreds of people using the sport as a powerful life-changing tool for the players and the communities and families they come from. We have been consistent at it and we intend to go the full haul.”
Kathleen added that “because of what we do and do so well, the lives of these players and their families are shaped in ways unimaginable and for us, that is the bigger satisfaction we get.
Other winners include:
Sully Ali Muntari – CTB Lifetime Achievement Award
Franck Yannick Kessié – Serie A African Player of the Year
Edmund Addo – ArthurLegacy Player of the Year
Felix Afena-Gyan – CTB Most Promising Footballer
Alhaji Grunsah – Special Recognition (Football Development)
The Calcio Trade Ball
Started in 2016, it is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Ghana and ArthurLegacy. The event celebrates the contribution of Italy to the development of Ghana football and promotes Ghana-Italy cultural relations.
This year, as part of a series of events lined up for the Calcio Trade Ball, a Seminar and All-Star game featuring AC Milan star Franck Yannick Kessié were held.
Founded in 2013 by Oliver Arthur, one of Ghana’s leading football agents, ArthurLegacy Sports provides end-to-end training and management of young gifted African football talents.
By organising tournaments and staging friendly matches, the Agency scouts the best and brightest footballers from the continent and secures lucrative deals and transfers for them to world-class football clubs across Europe.
Through these tournaments, the agency has successfully negotiated a number of transfer deals for notable players including Felix Afena-Gyan of AS Roma and Edmund Addo of Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova.
As of July 2019, the agency has brokered over 50 direct and indirect deals for African football players from diverse backgrounds, ethnicity and culture. In the last year alone, it has successfully worked on 10 deals, an impressive average for any football agency in Africa.
Arthurlegacy Website: https://arthurlegacy.com/