Gyan Contests Stars’ Coach For Top SWAG Awards

Gyan and Kwesi AppiahAsamoah Gyan will contest his national team coach Kwesi Appiah for the 2013 SWAG Sports Personality of the Year award in May this year for their key roles they played in helping the Black Stars to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

The Sports Personality of the Year is a contest between Appiah, Gyan and Juliana Arkoh who won eight medals last year.

Arkoh, the young weightlifter, won six silver and two bronze at the 2013 African Championships in Morocco.

Appiah became the first Ghanaian to lead the Black Stars to the World Cup while Gyan captained the side and was also the leading scorer during the qualifiers.

The SWAG Awards which come off on 17th May 2014 at the State House will see some international guests like the Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana, Lamin Diack former IAAF President and Boris Becker, the former German Tennis King.

About 900 guests are expected to grace the 39th Awards to be sponsored by communication giants MTN, which is strictly by invitation.

Meanwhile, the grand launch of the event has been fixed for April 22, 2014 at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium.

*A famous Hausa traditional musician cum boxer has been showed with cash for releasing a catchy song for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June.

Saabo, who is also a Ghanaian heavyweight boxer, released the song titled ‘Baamu bayaani Black Stars’ on Sunday at a private ceremony to the delight of many.

The song which means ‘Tell us the Black Stars story’ praised key players of the Black Stars who are certain to make the country’s squad to the World Cup.

Fans of the Black Stars at the event could not contain their delight and showed the part-time musician with cash while Saabo serenaded his audience with the song backed by his tow vocalists.

Saabo opened the song by praising Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew insisting they will defeat their opponents with intelligence while tagging Michael Essien as the ‘Sarkin Wayo’ which means the intelligence chief affirming his support for the AC Milan superstar.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah, Fatau Dauda as well as the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.

He reserved the biggest question for Sulley Muntari’s left leg predicting that Hajia Kande’s son tear the net at the World Cup.

*Heart of Lions president Randy Abbey has ridiculed suggestions he influences referees in the Ghanaian top-flight following his side’s amazing run this season.

Lions have seen their stock risen this term with an enviable performance that has catapulted them to the second position on the League table.

The Kpando-based side managed a 2-1 win at Hearts of Oak on Sunday, to leapfrog the Accra side on second position in the process.

However, some fans have pointed accusing fingers at the former boss of the Referees appointment committee of paying bribes to aid his side.

But he has flatly denied the allegations and entreated people to applaud them for their impressive run.

“I don’t pay bribe to match referees to win our games. That is not what we do at Lions. Our focus is to play well in the games which we have been rewarded with, with good results,” he said

“Whoever says Lions pay bribe to win our games should only be doing that based on rumours because it carries no iota of truth.

We are a team to reckon with which must be accepted by all and not spread falsehood about us”.

Lions are now in with a real chance of securing Champions League qualification with six games to end the campaign.




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