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Check Out Full List of winners at 47th SWAG Awards gala

The 47th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards was held on Saturday, January 28, at the Accra International Conference Centre to honour sports personalities who performed incredibly well in the year under review.

Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus scooped the ultimate prize after he was named Sports Personality of the Year.

The Ajax star also bagged the Foreign-based Footballer of the Year award, winning the category ahead of Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew. 

In Athletics, Joe Paul won the SWAG Male Athlete of the Year, beating Benjamin Azamati to the prize. 

Mensah, who also won a silver medal in the Bantamweight division at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, won the prize for the Amateur Boxer of the Year at the awards ceremony. 

Below is the full list of winners.

SWAG Sports Personality Of The Year – Mohammed Kudus

Footballer of the Year Award – Mohammed Kudus

SWAG Sports Journalist of the Year Award – Juliet Bawuah

SWAG President’s Award – Charles Osei-Asibey

– Ackah Anthony

Tennis Player Of The Year – Samuel Osei Agbesi Antwi

Female Footballer of the Year – Ophelia Amponsah (Ampem Darkoa Ladies)

Footballer of the Year (Home) – Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Accra Hearts Of Oak)

Athlete Of The Year (Female) – Deborah Acquah (Long Jump)

Athlete of the Year (Male) – Joseph Paul (200MTS)

Club of the Year 2022 – Ampen Darkoah Ladies FC

Dedication & Valour Award – Lepowura M.N. Jawula

SWAG Top 5 Federations – Ghana Boxing Federation

  • Ghana Athletics
  • Ghana Armwrestling
  • Ghana Boxing Authority
  • Ghana Cycling Federation

Lifetime Achievement Award – Emmanuel Awuley Quaye

  • Nii Dodoo Ankrah

Corporate Award – iMax Media Group

  • Captain One Golf Society
  • SES HD Plus
  • Tennis Foundation
  • OneOnOne Foundation
  • Right To Dream

Coach of the Year – Joe Nana Adarkwa

Amateur Boxer Of The Year – Abraham Mensah

Special & Meritorious Award – Christine Ashley (Ghana Chess)

  • Danny List (International Amateur Boxer)
  • Rustum Gameli Senorgbe (Referee)
  • Kingsley Owusu Achiaw (Bechem United)
  • Reks Brobbey (Ghana’s Fastest Human)
  • Ashford Tettey Oku (Football Administrator)

Discovery of the Year – Joseph Commey

  • Raphael Nii Ankrah

Para Athlete Of The Year – Patricia Nyamekye

Armwrestler of the Year – Grace Mintah

Female Hockey Player Of The Year – Adizatu Sulemana (GRA Ladies)

ProGolfer Of The Year – Kojo Barni (Damang Golf Club)

Cyclist of the Year – Anthony Boakye

Cricketer Of The Year – Samson Awiah Aweh

Table Tennis Most Exciting Player – Israel Akili

Swimmer of the Year – Abeiku Gyeke Jackson

Volleyball Player of the Year – Rashaka Katadat (Ghana Army)

Chess Players of the Year – Dr. Kwabena Adu Poku

Badminton Player of the Year – Alphous Kelvin


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