The Phobian striker has been tipped to win the best player of the season award ahead of the Professional League Board’s awardsCoach Yussif Abubakar has tipped Hearts of Oak skipper Mahatma Otoo to win the Most Valuable Player of the 2012-13 Ghana Premier League season.
The former Berekum Chelsea assistant helmsman said Otoo stood out among the lot after banging in 20 goals to grab the goal king gong.
“l will be disappointed if Mahatma do not win the Premier League Player of the Year award,” Abubakar underscored to Accra-based Asempa FM. “I’m not saying this because l worked with him at Hearts of Oak.”
He added: “But if you look at the way he and his colleagues lifted Hearts, who were suddenly threatened in the first round from the relegation zone to place fifth he really stands tall among his colleagues.”
Abubakar was full of praise for the striker’s tactical discipline, adding “I’m not surprised he is now part of the Black Stars.”
He also applauded Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan,league winner Didi Dramani and Professor Mintah of Dwarfs for their outstanding performance on the pitch throughout the season.