Though not as prolific in front of goal anymore (6 goals in 34 games last season and 2 goals in 14 this season), Ebenezer Assifuah still commanded a lot of game time (at one of Switzerland's top clubs, FC Sion) and saw his overall attacking play maturing.
Hearts of Oak's Inusah Musha burst unto the scene in 2016 as the Ghana Premier League's standout defender (won the accolade to legitimize this widely held claim at the PLB Awards)
Frank Acheampong continued to put in breathtaking wing play at Anderlecht (with occasional goals) in Belgium, where is now an entrenched fans' favourite. His prominence with the Black Stars has been on the up too.
Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo was the standout performer at the 2016 Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon. At club level, the 23-year-old had an explosive time at Hungary's Ferencvárosi TC, scoring 22 goals, before following it up with a move to Sweden's Kvarnsvedens IK in August (where has already scored 5 times in 8 games.)
Gilbert Koomson had a great 2016 for Norway's Sogndal, where he played 28 league games. He scored three times and emerged as the league's most creative players with with 10 assists. He got rewarded with a Black Stars call-up.
Dreams FC's captain Abdul Bashiru was a classy defensive presence in the league and put in eye catching performances that saw him nominated for Defender of the Year as well as Player of the Year at the PLB awards.
Harrison Afful enjoyed a fine season at MLS side Columbus Crew, ultimately being named their defender of the season.
Coming off an impressive 2016 for Lorient and the Black Stars, Jordan Ayew managed an impressive 7 goals in his debut season for Aston Villa in 2016. However, since the team's relegation to the second tier, he has struggled to sparkle, with only 2 goals.
Kotoko's young goal poacher Dauda Mohammed continued to win the hearts of the Porcupine faithful with impressive attacking displays in 2016. He scored 8 times, despite some injury problems, and at a point got a chance to mingle with the Black Stars.
Alfred Duncan enjoyed a fine season at Italian club Sassuolo. The 22-year-old was almost always (33 league games) present in midfield with influential performances.
The former Hearts of Oak defender was a towering presence at the heart of the defense of Turkish club Alanyaspor, drawing praise for his rock solid displays.
Richard Ofori was the standout goalkeeper in the Ghana Premier League, his steadfastness helping Wa All Stars to a historic first title.
Alhassan Wakaso has been building upon some quiet consistency to finally emerge as one of the key players at his club, Rio Ave in Portugal. The little brother of Mubarak Wakaso has been rewarded with a Black Stars call-up.
Samuel Tetteh enjoyed a breakthrough season with the West African Football Academy - a run that saw him land a move to Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg, as well as a place with the Black Stars. He's been on loan at Liefering, scoring 10 goals in 20 league games.
Rashid Sumaila recovered from a quiet last two years to make waves at his Qatar-based club Al Gharafa impressive displays, becoming arguably their most highly rated player.
Daniel Amartey played a role as Leicester City clinched a fairy tale English Premiership title. He was also a rising and consistent performer for the Black Stars.
Yahaya Mohammed enjoyed his best season since the Amidaus Professionals days of the 2012/13 season, spearheading the Aduana Stars attack and scoring 15 league goals. He has moved to Tanzanian giants Azam FC, where he has already resumed the business of goals.
Sandra Owusu Ansah was the standout women's player this year, participating and excelling in both the U-17 and U-20 World Cups.
Nana Akwasi Asare was a consistent performer in a utility role for his Belgium club Gent, where he is the deputy captain just three years after joining.
David Accam was a consistent performer in the MLS for his club Chicago Fire, becoming a fans' favourite with his blistering pace and goals (9 in 24 games)
Perhaps no Ghanaian striker based abroad had a better year than the powerful young Dwamena, who has scored 18 goals in 20 games for Austria Lustenau in the Austrian Second flight.
Kwasi Donsu was one of the revelations of the Ghana Premier League, making his name as a master of the set-piece. He scored 15 goals in the league for Medeama from midfield, a huge chunk (10) from free-kicks.
Augustine Okrah enjoyed an amazing season in Sudan, scoring at will (17 goals) and bagging numerous man of the match awards for Al Merreikh. Currently with Al Hilal, he is arguably the best player in Sudan at the moment
Andre Ayew followed up an impressive debut season in England (12 goals from midfield for Swansea) by becoming West Ham's record club signing at £20.5 million. He was nominated for the 2016 BBC Africa Player of the Year.
Latif Blessing, a play-maker of exciting and exceptional ability, scored 17 goals to emerge the Ghana Premier League's top scorer and ultimately, Best Player. He was the biggest discovery in Ghanaian football this year, enjoying a season of unrivalled technical success.