Daniel Kwabena Ntim, a very young enterprising man is taking football administration to another level. Not quite long ago, football in Ghana hugged one of the brains that will impact positivity towards growth thereof in the business.
Just a few years of practice in the industry as an administrator, Daniel has achieved so much to propel him to win the accolade, Football Administrator Of The Year in the maiden edition of The Nkoranzaman Football Awards: indigenous award for the people of Nkoranza in the Bono East of Ghana cum Personnel without with exceptional performance. He beats competition from two other nominees.
The year under review, Daniel’s club, Patron Sporting Club, a third-tier side based in Accra in last December partnered with Decathlon Ghana and a host of other companies to organize “Clean-And-Play” this event sought to clean the Nmai Dzorn community promote the act of exercising by playing a sport of choice. This event drew MPs, Chiefs, celebrities, churches, and lovers of nature and sports together.
In April, he single-handedly wrote a petition to the President of the Republic of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the start of the grassroots leagues after over four years of absence. He petitioned the GFA and the GARFA too. He did this with over 150 clubs. The kick-off of the national grassroots leagues yields partly to this campaign.
In club on-the-turf performance, PSC won the maiden edition of Wolves Cup21. Patron SC had the Best Player and Goalkeeper of the tourney. The eight-club competition happened in Madina for third-tier clubs. Having placed third in a previous year’s tournament, Jordan Anagblah Memorial Cup, and produced the club with the highest nominations for awards PSC had a respectable position in their maiden undertaking in the 2020/21 Division Two League-Greater Accra.
Daniel’s quality is embedded in player-quality production, discipline, attitude management, and branding.
Speaking to our reporter, Daniel expressed how he is grateful to God and acknowledged the team and family he is surrounded by. From the biggest to the smallest.
Oti Akenten, Maxwell Konadu, Ben Forkuo, Isaac Amoako received awards at the Nkoranzaman Football Awards.
Below is the full list of winners
Club Of The Year – Nana Gyamfi Ampem FC
Best Goalkeeper – Fosu Williams
Most Promising Player – Agyei Kingsley
Top Scorer – Fosu Forson
Best Coach – Atia Enoch
Club Of The Year – Bono Manso Shining Stars FC
Best Goalkeeper – Ankomah Bright
Most Promising Player – Amoah Frank
Top Scorer – Baffoe Felix
Best Coach – Abdul Latif Azumah
Most Behaved Match Center-Kyeradeso
Best Import Player – Jonas Nimo (Nkoranza Warriors)
Best Player In The Diaspora – Isaac Atanga (Cincinnati FC-USA)
Citizenship Award – Isaac Amoako
Best Player In The Last Two Decades- Isaac Amoako
Discovery Of The Year – Mumuni Issah (Nkoranza All Stars FC)
Sports Journalist Of The Year – Prince Oppong (Akyeaa FM)
Football Administrator Of The Year – Daniel Ntim (Patron Sporting Club, Accra)
Best Supporter Of The Year – Akwasi Donyina (Nkoranza Warriors FC)
Club Of The Year – Nkoranza Adehyee FC
Home-Based Player Of The Year – Samuel Frimpong (Nkoranza Warriors)
OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO SPORTS
Jonas Sena Dorho
Armstrong Nana Frimpong Addo
Solomon Opoku Mensah
Nana Kwaku Baffoe
Best Player Development Coach Of The Year – Ben Forkuo (Black Princesses)
Best National Team Coach In The Last Two Decades – Maxwell Konadu ( Black Starlets)
All-Time Best Coach – Francis Oti Akenten
Legendary Award – The Late Akwasi Owusu
Most Valuable Player (Women) – Millot Abena Pokuah (Hasaacas Ladies)
Most Valuable Player – Samuel Appiah Kubi (Tano Bofoakwa FC)
The Municipal Football Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Nyamekye was immensely grateful to all and promised to sustain the initiative.
The indigenous descendants of the Bono people first settled at Amoowi near Pinihini, later migrated to Bono Manso. All these historic towns in the history of the Bonos are in the Nkoranza Traditional Area which is Amoowi and Bono Manso.
The largest paramountcy in Bono East, Nkoranza Traditional Area happens to boast of four (4) administrative assemblies including Nkoranza South (Nkoranza), Nkoranza North (Busunya), Kintampo South (Jema) and Kintampo North (Kintampo).
Nkoranza paramountcy has the largest land size in the Bono East Region with a total land size of 10,140 square kilometres which is almost half of the entire Bono East Region land size.
The total population of the Nkoranza Traditional Area is 243,404 with a population density on average of 41.7%.
In tourism, Nkoranza Traditional Area has the following Renowned tourist. The Kintampo Waterfalls, Dandwa Waterfalls and Fiema-Buabeng Monkey Sanctuary. There are many other undeveloped tourist sites. These sites include Bono Manso Waterfalls, Bodom Tortoise Stone, Yefri Waterfalls, Amoowi Cave, Salamkrom-Kyekyewere Cave, Senya Goitre Healing River, Dromankese Natural Ladder, etc.
In terms of Mineral and Natural, Resources Nkoranza has a number of natural resources which serves as a good potential for development. Some are being exploited while others remain unexploited. These natural resources include vast land, water bodies, clay, timber, crude oil and gold deposits at Donkro Nkwanta and Ayimah. There is available land for agricultural production and other investments.
The city is highly endowed with numerous infrastructural avenues such as the Nkoranza Technical Institute, which is the only Government Traditional Technical Institution in Brong East Region, the Anglican University College, the only Special School in Brong East Region thus Shalom Special including Senior High Schools and Basic Schools.
Nkoranza is a football city.