The Event is scheduled to come on the 5th of August 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at the Shama District capital Shama, which is Riverside Conference Hall.
Emmanuel Ankobea is a former player who hails from the district but is now a coaching staff of one of the best Division One teams in the country and the Region called Skyy Fc.
Emmanuel showed his talent right from infancy through his secondary now Senior high school days at St. Johns’ Boys School during inter Schools Football Competitions among the schools around their Zones and the region at large.
Due to his excellent quality and skill set of the game, he was spotted and picked by leaders of the then-top Academy or junior team of Sekondi Hasaacas called MALAVANS in the year 2003 to 2008.
After his stay with the junior or the Academy side, he got a promotion or graduated to be with the big men that is the senior side of the famous Sekondi Hasaacas football club also known as HASMAL with a great response….. We go do! from the year 2006 to 2016.
After a decade of humble service and dedication to his boyhood club, Ankobea got an offer from Medeama sporting club from Tarkwa a neighbouring District in the region to play for them.
At Medeama an unfortunate thing happened and that is one thing no football wishes for in their playing life and that is injuries. Injuries did not give Ankobea the opportunity to show the Tarkwa people what is in him and for that matter he spent only one season with the Tarkwa-based club from 2016 to 2017.
He then joined another neighbouring District club who had then gain promotion to the First Division and showed promises of getting the premiership nod to play in the elite division of our football that is the Ghana Premier League is Skyy fc with the motto the pride of Wassa East from 2017 to 2020.
Emmanuel Ankobea as a player showed the people of Wassa East quality football and who a great talent is it is unfortunate they earn or qualify as active player but he really paid his dues and was loved by the Fans of the team and others.
Emmanuel Ankobea hang his boot and retired runtime from the game of football due to injuries.
Although he is not actively involved in the field of play he is now impacting and inculcating a lot in the up-and-coming as a coach after his initial or basics in coaching.
Emmanuel Ankobea is an exemplary figure in the region and the District for both the Young and the Old, Both footballers and non-footballers so he is among the selected men and women who will be receiving Honouring and Citation Award by the Organizers of the Shama District Football Annual Awards.
We say Bravo to you Champ and keep on doing the good work.
Source: Aboagye Gaucho