Hearts of Oak’s mercurial midfielder, Samudeen Ibrahim has been voted as the WORST defender of the Year in the Happy FM Golden Bin Awards (Bindone d’Oro) following his seeming unimpressive performance for the Phobians in the season under review.
Samudeen, who was named the Best Player of the 2015/2016 Division One League, was the toast of Hearts fans after his sterling performance in his first league game against New Edubiase United where he was named Man of the Match.
However, injury kept him out of action throughout the first round and after bouncing back in the second round, he failed to live up to the billing and expectations of the teeming Hearts fans who thought he was going to be their saviour when the going was getting tough for them.
The talented midfield dynamo amassed a whooping 56% of the total votes cast, placing him ahead of Kotoko’s Theophilus Nyame and Samuel Kyere of Techiman City.
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 Striker, Overall Worst Player, Worst CEO, Worst Match Commissioner and Worst Referee.