Evans Adomako produced a big performance by scoring and making an assist to help his team Asante Kotoko defeat Inter Allies by 3-2 during an entertaining Week 29 Ghana Premier League match on Monday in Dawu but the official Most Valuable Player award shockingly went to a different player.
If you have carefully followed the decisions of the MVP selectors of this season , you would agree with me that whilst many other players who have received the award truly merited them, there have been several others who did not deserve and the Andy Okpe over Evans Adomako scenario is a latest example.
Anything that the winner of the award Okpe of Allies did in the match , Adomako matched it and bettered it. The lanky Allies attacker scored a brilliant header , that is an honest admission but so did Adomako who also scored to put his team 2-1 ahead. That was a crucial goal, you know.
Now where Adomako betters Okpe is the metric of assist. The Kotoko striker, before scoring his team’s second goal, was a provider for Emmanuel Gyamfi who opened the scoring in the 26th minute. Another time Adomako impacted the game.
As a matter of fact , there are no statistics and justifications provided by the MVP selectors that support why Okpe was chosen ahead of Adomako and so the only basis for this analysis is the common stats of the game that we all know. A goal and assist for Adomako versus a goal of Okpe. Which should be ahead?
Therefore if a player who scored just a goal is selected ahead of one who both scored a goal and made an assist in the same game , then I do not understand what type of football experts are installed in place and accepted by the Ghana Football Association to be deciding the MVPs of the Ghana Premier League this season. A lot of their selections have been seriously disappointing.
Aside the goal and assist, Adomako was full of energy, determination and positive movements against Allies and we all saw that.
This was a stolen award from Evans Adomako and this is not the first time something of this sort has happened this season and the award selectors must improve their game.