Afful wins SWAG Best Footballer award

“This is the hand of open-door-partnership I am extending to the SWAG now as we celebrate the achievements of our sportsmen and women once again and believing that together, we shall endeavour to support their exploits, discipline, commitment, patriotism, nationalism and sacrifices so they continue with their good works,” he stated.

Guest of Honour, Nana Kobina Nketia V, Omanhen, Essikado traditional area has also called for an urgent stakeholders conference to discuss issues affecting sports in the country.

He added that, the conference must address the challenges and come out with solutions that will develop sports in the country.

Ghana he said can relive its past glory and become a force to reckon with if stakeholders would come together and put up sustainable practices to guide sports in Ghana.

Other winners include, Augustine Okrah who won the Premiership player of the year, and Martha Bissah won both athlete of the year and discovery of the year awards.

Sharon Akwei took home Tae-kwondo player of the year and the most promising star of the year award while, Jennifer Cudjoe won the female footballer of the year.

Richard Commey was named professional boxer of the year while Umar Abdul Walid was adjudged amature boxer of the year.

Razak Abugri was crowned Judoka of the year while Elizabeth Opoku won hockey player of the year, Isaac Nii Odartey Lamptey, coach of the year, Ali Jaarah-dedication and Valour award and J.O Lamptey-referee of the year.

Special awards went to Edmund Zankoh for his contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in Ghana, Anthony Baffoe- contribution to the development of football,especially at the world cup Brazil 2014.

Magnus Rex Danquah also received an award for his contribution to the development of sports in Ghana and Akolya Pattel for contribution to the development and promotion of cricket in Ghana.

McDan Ghana Limited also received an award for contribution to the development and promotion of tennis in Ghana while Dwadifo Adamfo for his contribution to the development of hockey in Ghana respectively.

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