Footballers from across the globe have begun voting for this year’s prestigious FIFA FIFPro World XI; and professional footballers in Ghana have not been left out.
The results of the voting process will be announced in London on the 23rd of October, at “The Best FIFA Football Awards”. The top eleven footballers, as determined exclusively by their colleague professionals will consist of 1 Goalkeeper, 4 Defenders, 3 Midfielders and 3 Forwards.
Players are to select their preferred choices based on the 2016/2017 season, including both Club Competitions and FIFA organized international outings.
In Ghana the voting process is being coordinated by the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, home to all of Ghana’s professional footballers. In a bid to ensure that the process runs smoothly and efficiently, the PFAG team have been actively involved in ensuring as many club sides as possible are given the chance to partake in this landmark event.
Premier League campaigners, Accra Hearts of Oak, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Liberty Professionals, Elmina Sharks and Great Olympics set the ball rolling by casting their votes last week.
Members of the Black Stars B team have also been given the opportunity to cast their votes.
Professional footballers plying their trade in the lower tier leagues have not been left out, with newly promoted Karela FC leading the way in exercising their franchise. The likes of Vision FC and Accra Lions were the latest to join the ongoing process, under the direction of PFAG regional coordinator, Stephen Aidoo.
The process has so far been smooth sailing thanks to the warm reception received by various team officials, as evidenced when the PFAG team was welcomed into the Elmina Sharks fold by head coach Yaw Acheampong, and his deputy Felix Boakye.
Voting continues in earnest, with a number of visits scheduled in the coming weeks to enable local professional footballers pick their deserving World XI players.