Former Ghana Under-20 skipper and Hearts of Oak defender, Joseph Owusu Bempah has been voted as the WORST Defender of the Year in Happy FM’s Golden Bin Awards (Bindone O’ro).
J.O.B, as he is affectionately known, started the season quite well but fizzled along the way and fans who voted hold that the slump in his performance was one of the reasons Hearts failed to scoop the league title. He was also expected to use his vast experience to change the fortunes of the club when it mattered most.
Bempah, 21, amassed 44% of the total votes cast to edge Kotoko’s Samuel Kyere who polled 33% of the votes cast to place second.
Hearts of Oak captain, Robin Gnagne scooped 22% of the total votes cast to place 3rd.
Happy FM’s Golden Bin Awards (Bindone d’Oro) is meant to motivate players with exceptional qualities and abilities, who failed to live up to expectation in the year under review, to lift up their game and put in a better performance the following season.
The final shortlist of six was done through votes cast by fans with inputs from some coaches and journalists. However, voting for the winner was solely from fans.
There will be subsequent awards for the Worst Midfielder, Worst Striker, Overall Worst Player, Worst CEO, Worst Match Commissioner and Worst Referee.