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Fabio Gama: Asante Kotoko’s Brazilian star replaces Asamoah Gyan as Ghana Premier League poster boy – Report



Asante Kotoko’s Brazilian playmaker Fabio Gama Dos Santos has emerged as the most attractive player in the Ghana Premier League, taking over from legendary Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan.

According to the African Sports Centre for Data, Research and Technology’s 2021 Ghana Premier League Report, the former Brazil U17 and U20 attacker rose above Hearts of Oak duo Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Ibrahim Salifu and former club-mate Emmanuel Gyamfi to clinch the title.

The Ghana Premier League Report, an annual survey report released ahead of the start of a new season, focuses on fan behaviour in relation to revenue opportunities, particularly in football interest and awareness, patronage and consumption, and commerce.

In the top four most attractive players announced on Wednesday, Gama ruled supreme as the choice of 23 per cent of survey respondents.

Barnieh, who captained Ghana to U20 Africa Cup of Nations success in March and received his first senior Ghana call-up in September, were placed second with 11%, just one mark above teammate Salifu.

Gyamfi, who starred for Kotoko last season, came out fourth with 5%.