Juventus star Kwadwo Asamoah has been named Ghana’s 2012 Best Sports Personality and Footballer of the Year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.
Asamoah scooped the biggest prize in Ghana’s most important award ceremony beating Ghana U17 female captain Priscilla Okyere to the coveted to the prestigious Sports Personality Award.
Okyere was crowned the Female Player of the Year after skippering her team to win a historic bronze at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.
Asamoah has been rewarded for his sterling displays for Udinese before signing for Juventus last summer and excelled as one of Africa’s biggest footballers in Europe.
He was also key for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations where the Black Stars finished fourth.
The 24-year-old was also named Ghana’s Player of Year after shrugging off competition from Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Clottey.
Also at the Awards Night on Saturday, Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani was named Coach of the Year after leading the Ghana U17 female to win bronze in Azerbaijan.
The Black Maidens hence won the Team of the Year for their historic feat.
Tema Youth and Ghana U20 midfielder Moses Odjier won the Promising Star of the Year.
Berekum Chelsea’s exploits in the 2012 CAF Champions League earned them the Club of the Year honours.