The SWAG Awards has been the longest running awards programme in the country which seek to honour sports personalities in the various disciplines as well as special awards to some deserving individuals for their contribution to the development of sports in the country.

andre-ayew-stoke4.jpgAndre who plies his trade in England with Swansea City was away for an international duty as he won his second for the day, Footballer of the Year ahead of Stars’ captain Asamoah Gyan and Harrison Afful.

Andre put up a spirited performances in the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea to win the top scorer award in the tournament and went on to score 7 goals for his club side Olympique Marseille.

Andre won the Vivien Foe Award for Best African Player in the 2014/2015 Lique 1 season before joining English side Swansea City and has won on three occasions the premiership player of the month and the Best African Player in the Premier League in August 2015.

Other award winners on the night include Ashanti Gold’s Eric Opoku who won Ghana Premier League Player of the Year, as Portia Boakye won the Female Footballer of the Year and Yusif Basigi also winning the Coach of the Year.

Some of the other deserving individuals and teams that won awards are: the Police women hockey team that won Silver at the All African games, Eben Annan white won award for the Development of Table Tennis in the country and black stars captain, Asamoah Gyan for his Contribution to sports (Sports Philanthropist).

Coach David Duncan was awarded for winning three SWAG cups with 2 different clubs as Sophia Opuni was awarded for the Development of women’s football in the country.

Stephen Oduro won the life time achievement award and Richard seklo for discovery of the year for winning medal in long jump Long at the commonwealth youth games in Samoa as well as Joseph Tinga kuyon a silver medallist in the world children taekwondo culture festival in south Korea

Judoka of the year went to Sandra Szogoil for the Females and Emmanuel nartey for the male for winning bronze at the all African games in weightlifting.

Patrick Yaw Obeng won the Para Athlete of the year as the Black Queens of Ghana won the National team of the year with Golden Rockets winning the national team of the year in tennis.
John Botuo and Nafisatu Umaru won the hockey player of the year awards in male and female category respectively.

Richard Sekrowu was adjudged the Discovery of the year in Long jump as David Bawah won the Amateur boxer of the year with John Ampomah winning the Athlete of year in the Male category and Nadia Eke also winning the Female athlete of year.

Portia Boakye won the Female Footballer of the Year, with a special award going to Nana Ampomah for his contribution to sports writing in Ghana.

Mr David Adjetey won the Taekwondo star of the year with Frederick Adjetey winning the Association president of the year (Taekwondo) as Coach Yusif Basigi winning the coach of the year award and Richard commey going for the Professional boxer of the year award.

Eric Opoku won the Premiership Player of the Year as Joel Fameyeh won the Discovery of the TheSent from my iPhone

Source GNA


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