The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has come out with its 2014 AWARDS NOMINEES.
Below is the full list:
Footballer of The Year (a) Asamoah Gyan (b) Andre Dede Ayew (c) Harrison Afful – For their exploits on the international scene for Ghana.
Premiership Player of the Year (a) Abeiku Ainooson (b) Kwabena Edusei (c) Augustine Okrah – For their outstanding performance on the local scene and for the local Black Stars
Discovery of the Year Martha Bissah – For winning Gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Beijing, China.
Promising Star of the Year Sharon Akwei (Para Tae-kwondo) – For winning bronze medal at the World Para-Taekwondo Championship in Russia.
Female Footballer of the Year Jennifer Cudjoe – The most outstanding female footballer in the year.
Amateur Boxer of the Year Umar Abdul Walid – For winning bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Professional Boxer of the Year Richard Commey – For winning Commonwealth Lightweight Title in 2014
Judoka Of the Year Razak Abugri – For winning bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Tae-Kwondo Player of the Year Sharon Akwei – For winning bronze medal at the World Para-Taekwondo Championship in Russia.
Hockey Player of the Year Elizabeth Opoku – The most outstanding hockey player on both local and international scene.
Athlete of the Year Martha Bissah– For winning Gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympics.
Coach of the Year Isaac Nii Odartey Lamptey – Trainer of Martha Bissah- (The Golden Girl) Africa Youth Championship Bronze medal and Gold medal at 2014 Youth Olympics
Club of the Year – Kumasi Asante Kotoko : For winning and defending League and FA Cup competitions.
Dedication & Valour Ali Jaarah – Commitment to the development of amputee football and football in General, Managing a Goal Keepers Academy and a football club, Gunners FC despite his challenges.
Referee of the Year J.O. Lamptey (Football) – the most consistent Ghanaian referee on the international scene.
(a) Edmund Zankoh – Contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in Ghana.
(b) Anthony Baffoe- Contribution to the development of football, esp. at the World Cup Brazil 2014
(c) Magnus Rex Danquah – Contribution to the development of sports in Ghana
(d)Akolya Pattel – Contribution to the development and promotion of cricket in Ghana
(a) McDan Ghana Limited – Contribution to the development and promotion of Tennis in Ghana
(b) UniBank Ghana Limited – Contribution to the development of football in Ghana.
(c) Dwadifo Adanfo – Contribution to the development of hockey in Ghana. –
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