A second year Communication Design student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana has won the Sulley Muntari footballer of the year award for 2012.Edney Derrick was adjudged the best footballer at the Sports Awards and Dinner nite event held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.The Awards and Dinner nite is held annually to honour distinguished sports personalities on campus, to motivate others to learn from their shining examples in future.The winner of the Sulley Muntari Award received a plaque and a jersey. He would also be presented with a pair of boots at a later date.The event was attended by the Pro Vice–Chancellor of KNUST Professor Peter Donkor, Sports Director of KNUST and officials of the Sports Directorate.In a speech read on behalf of Sulley Muntari, he congratulated the winner for his hard work and achievement. “I will like all of you to know how proud I am to be associated with this award. Education is an important cornerstone of every society. However sports is equally crucial in developing a healthy nation therefore it is pleasing to see the University combining both Education and Sports.“As a dedicated sportsman, I know how difficult it is to be competing for such honours; therefore I will like to congratulate the winner for his hard work and dedication. Unfortunately there can be only one winner but all the same each one of you who took part in these games can be proud of combining sports and education at the highest level. It is a great achievement so well done” he concluded.