Black Stars and West Ham United’s player, Mohammed Kudus has been named Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the Year at the 48th edition of the Nguvu SWAG Awards night held in Accra.
The midfielder also won the prestigious foreign-based footballer of the Year award for a third consecutive time and the Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in a row.
The Westhan attacker was voted ahead of Ernest Nuamah, Osman Bukari and Joseph Paintsil in the foreign-based Footballer of the Year category.
The colorful event held at the Accra International Conference Center brought together the bigwigs in the sports industry as well as the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The night also saw multimedia sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith being crowned as the SWAG Sports Journalist of the Year. He received a medal, plaque and GH10,000 from the Vice President, Dr Bawumia.
Ampem Darkoa Ladies’ Comfort Yeboah after a remarkable season with her club side bagged the home-based footballer of the year award for the first time. She was also decorated with a medal, plaque and GH10,000 from Dr Bawumia.
The defender led the Techiman based side to win the Malta Guinness Ghana Premier League, Women’s FA Cup, WAFU B Championship, and finished fourth place in the CAF Women’s Champions League.
SWAG has over the years, applauded the efforts of sportsmen, sportswomen, teams, and Federations for their contributions to the growth of sports in the country.
The awards scheme, berthed in 1975 is the longest awards in Ghana, having maintained its consistency over the years and this year’s edition was on the theme ‘Leveraging on the benefits of the African Games,’ to coincide with Ghana’s hosting of the 13th edition of the African Games in March this year.
This year’s event was sponsored by Nguvu Mining Limited, Malta Guinness, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, National Lotteries Authority, GOIL, Esthacie Modeling Agency, Safari Valley Resort, Stanbic Bank, SES HD Plus Ghana Limited, Verna Mineral Water, Event Factory, and GTV Sports+.
Full list of Award Winners
SWAG Sports Journalist of the Year – Gary Al-Smith
SWAG Sports Personality of the Year – Mohammed Kudos
SWAG Male Footballer of the Year (Foreign-Based) – Mohammed Kudos
SWAG Female Footballer of the Year (Foreign-Based) – Princella Adubea
SWAG Male Footballer of the Year (Home-Based) – Jonathan Sowah
SWAG Female Footballer of the Year (Home-Based) – Comfort Yeboah
SWAG Male Athlete of the Year – James Dadzie
SWAG Female Athlete of the Year – Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah
SWAG President’s Award –
• Dr Kwame Kyei
• Yaw Ampofo Ankrah
SWAG Long Service Award –
• Rosalind Koramah Amoh
• Maurice Quansah
• Barima Otuo Acheampong
• George Kuntu Blankson
• Sammy Heywood Okine
SWAG National Team of the Year – Black Challenge
SWAG Dedication and Valour –
• Rev. Emmanuel Nikoi
• Agartha Hagan
• Joseph Addo
• Kudjoe Fianoo
SWAG Meritorious Award –
• Herbert Mensah
• Samson Deen
• Moses Armah Parker
• Nana Fosu Gyeabour
SWAG Administrator of the Year – Mawuko Afadzinu
SWAG Coach of the Year – Augustine Evans Adotey
SWAG Top 5 Federations –
• Ghana Football Association
• Ghana Athletics
• Ghana Boxing Authority
• Ghana Tennis Federation
• Ghana Table Tennis Association
SWAG Club of the Year – Medeama SC
SWAG Lifetime Achievement Award –
• Capt Andy Sam (Rtd)
• S.K Hlordze
SWAG Corporate Award –
• Malta Guinness
• SES HD Plus Ghana Limited
• Nguvu Minnig Limited
SWAG Special Award –
• Stephen Richard Obeng
• Osei Boakye Yiadom
• Ebenezer Frimpong
• Nana Adarkwah
• GRA Royal Ladies
• Teqball Team
• Fencing Junior Kadet
• Baseball Youth Team
SWAG Discovery of the Year – Evelyn Dzato
SWAG Prospect of the Year –
• Joanita Borteye
• Sisu Tormegah
SWAG Para-Athlete of the Year – Haruna Tahiru
SWAG Swimmer of the Year – Zaira Forson
SWAG Hockey Player of the Year – Charles Abbiw
SWAG Tennis Player of the Year – Abraham Asaba
SWAG Table Tennis Player of the Year – Felix Lartey
Source : www.swagghana.com