The 40th edition of the MTN/Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards, has been fixed for Saturday, October 3, 2015.
The event, will be held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra, and is expected to attract all the top notchs in the sports industry as the association establishes another milestone in its history to honour distinguished sportsmen and women.
In all, 25 sports men and women, drawn from various sporting disciplines will be honoured on the night with trophies, medals and certificates.
This is in recognition of their excellent performance in the 2014 sporting calendar, whilst some will be honoured for their contribution to the development and promotion of sports in Ghana.
The nominees include, athletes, referees and sports administrators who distinguished themselves in the 2014 sporting calendar.
It will be the first event to be organised by the new president-elect of the association, Mr. Kwabena Yeboah and his team of executives.
It will also be one of the significant moments in the history of the Association, as the SWAG Awards maintains its status in the longest running sports event in the country.
The event, which has over the years been held in May, had to be shifted to October due to the organisation of elections and other challenges earlier in the year.
Below are the list of nominees for the 40th edition of the event.
Footballer of The Year
(a) Asamoah Gyan
(b) Andre Dede Ayew
(c) Harrison Afful
Premiership Player of the Year
(a) Abeiku Ainooson
(b) Kwabena Edusei
Discovery of the Year
Promising Star of the Year:
Sharon Akwei (Para Tae-kwondo)
Female Footballer of the Year
Amateur Boxer of the Year
Umar Abdul Walid
Professional Boxer of the Year
Judoka Of the Year
Tae-Kwondo Player of the Year
Hockey Player of the Year
Athlete of the Year
Coach of the Year
Isaac Nii Odartey Lamptey – Trainer of Martha Bissah
Dedication and Valour
Referee of the Year
(a) Edmund Zankoh – Contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in Ghana.
(b) Anthony Baffoe- Contribution to the development of football, especially 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.
(e) McDan Ghana Limited – Contribution to the development and promotion of Tennis in Ghana
(f) Dwadifo Adanfo – Contribution to the development of hockey in Ghana.