UD Las Palmas midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has beaten competition from 2015 frontrunner Runner, Michael Essien to emerge as the Most Influential Ghanaian Footballer on Social Media for 2016. This triumph was cited in the 2016 Ghana Social Media Report spearheaded by Avance Media, CliQAfrica & DAF GH.
Kevin Prince Boateng who gained over 1.7 million new followers in 2016 across Facebook, twitter and Instagram and took a massive lead ahead of Essien who garnered just about 560000 new followers across same platforms which were used in the rankings.
The only new Entrant on the ranking is Jeffrey Schlupp who displaced Rabiu Mohammed.
Full report of the 2016 Ghana Social Media Rankings are available on www.cliqafrica.com/gsmr
Below are the 2016 Top 10 Most Influential Footballers on Social Media:
- Kevin-Prince Boateng
- Michael Essien
- Kwadwo Asamoah
- Christian Atsu
- Andre Ayew
- Asamoah Gyan
- Samuel Inkoom
- Sulley Ali Muntari
- Jonathan Mensah
- Jeffrey Schlupp
Other Footballers who have the potential of making the next social media ranking include; Rabiu Mohammed and Jerry Akaminko
The ranking which was based on the GSMR Score was analysed from their Social Media followings, Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reaches and Mentions.
The 2016 Ghana Social Media Rankings and Report was conducted by Avance Media, CliQAfrica and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.