Sports Writers Association Of Ghana (SWAG) Names Nominees For 2018 Awards Night

SWAG President — Kwabena Yeboah

The nominees for the 43rd edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) awards has been released by the body.
Black Stars players Richmond Boakye Yiadom, Christian Atsu and Thomas Teye Partey are in contention for the Footballer of the Year Award, the ultimate prize, alongside TP Mazember midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei.
In a battle for the locally based Footballer of the Year Award, Hearts of Oak’s Thomas Abbey, Asante Kotoko’s Amos Frimpong and Berekum Chelsea forward Samuel Sarfo are in contention for the award.
A statement from SWAG revealed the nominees and promised a presser to be held next week to brief the media/public about the upcoming awards night, which would coincide with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the body.
Dimunitive midfielder Solomon Asante is the current holder of the award.
Full nominees list below…
Footballer of the Year:
Daniel Nii Adjei – (TP Mazembe, DRC
Thomas Teye Partey- (Atletico Madrid, Spain)
Christian Atsu – (Newcastle, England)
Richard Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)
2. Footballer of the Year (LOCAL)
Thomas Abbey (Hearts of Oak)
Amos Frimpong (Kotoko)
Stephen Sarfo (B. Chelsea)
3. Female Footballer of the Year
Priscilla Adubea (Ampem Darkoa Ladies)
Priscilla Okyere (Ampem Darkoa Ladies)
Ruth Appiah (LadyStrikers)
4. Professional Boxer of the Year
Isaac Dogboe
Duke Micah (WBC Int. Bantamweight Champion)
5. National Team of the Year
Local Black Stars
Black Sticks (female Hockey Team)
Golden Arms (Armwrestling)
6. Coach of the Year
Carl Lokko (Coach of Richard Commey
Yussif Abubakar (Aduana)
Carl Pierce (Weightlifting)
7. Association President of the Year
Mawuko Afadzinu (Table Tennis)
Herbert Mensah (Rugby)
Paul Achoe (Volleyball)
Charles Osei Asibey (Armwrestling)
Evans Yeboah (Badminton Fed)
Frederick Otu Lartey (Taekwondo)
8. Most Promising Star of the Year
Richmond Osafo (Weightlifting)
David Abagna (Wa All Stars)
9.Female Club of the Year
Ampem Darkoah Ladies
10. Male Club of the Year
Aduana Stars (GPL)
GRA Male Hockey team
11. Dedication and Valour
George Bankole (Handball)
Ofori Asare (Boxing)
12. Weightlifter of the Year
Christian Amoah
13. Discovery of the Year
David Akwei (Weightlifting)
Isaac Nii Amugi (Armwrestling)
Suzzy Dede Teye (Lady Strikers and Black Maidens)
14. Hockey Player of The Year
Salia Nsalbini
15. Golfer of the Year
Vincent Torgah
16. Badminton Player of the Year
Emmanuel Yaw Donkor
Grace Atipaka
17. Volleyball Player of The Year
Richard Amanor
18. Special Awards
Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor (Sanford)
Alex Asante (GFA)
Dr. K D Asante
Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum
Dr. Martin Engmann
19. Para-Athlete of the Year
Charles Narh Teye
Haruna Tahiru (Armwreslting)
Cyclist of the Year- Anthony Boafo Dankwa Boakye
Kickboxer of the Year – Alhassan Okine


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