The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), yesterday December 17, 2021 held it 46th edition of it’s annual awards ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra.
SWAG in collaboration with MTN and Startimes awarded sportsmen in the various categories for their outstanding performances.
The big winners were Samuel Takyi a bronze medalist in the men’s featherweight division in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, Kudus Mohammed was also in a scintillating form with the Black Stars and AFC Ajax whiles Daniel Afriyie Barnieh glittered for Hearts of Oak winning a Domestic double the (Ghana Premier League and Mtn FA Cup) and captained the Black Satellite of Ghana to win the WAFU zone B tournament held in Togo and also the U-20 Africa Nations Cup in Mauritania.
Samuel Takyi was crowned the sports personality of the year 2021 at the 46th SWAG Awards beating stiff competition from the 4×100 men’s relay team and Hearts of Oak attacker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh.
Mohammed Kudus also saw-off rivalry from Daniel Amartey and Jonathan Mensah who were all in contention for the award.
Hearts of Oak fleet-footed forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was also adjudged the home based footballer of the year 2021 beating former Karela United striker Diawise Taylor and Ismail Abdul Ganiu of Kotoko.
Hasaacas Ladies iconic skipper Janet Agyiri also picked the female footballer of the year after warding off competition from current teammate Jafar Rahama and Constance Serwaa Agyemang of Berry Ladies.
Here is the full list of honoured sports personalities.
Welbeck Ablah Appiah
Nana Bayin Eyison
Togbe Afede XIV
4×100 men’s relay team
SWAG PRESIDENT AWARD
BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
CHESS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Philip Selikem Yao Amoako
SWIMMING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
TABLE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
TABLE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Samuel Agbesi Antwi
TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Naa Shika McKorley
AMATEUR BOXER OF THE YEAR
PROFESSIONAL BOXER OF THE YEAR
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – Steadfast/Dreams FC
HOME BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh – Accra Hearts of Oak
FOREIGN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
Mohammed Kudus -AFC Ajax
FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Janet Agyiri -Hasaacas Ladies
TEAM OF THE YEAR
CLUB COACH OF THE YEAR
Yusif Basigi -Hasaacas Ladies
NATIONAL TEAM COACH OF THE YEAR
Ofori Asare – Amateur Boxing
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
George Okoe Lamptey -Ghana Boxing Federation
SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Saddick Adams – Angel FM (Accra)
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR