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46TH SWAG AWARDS: Full list of sports personalities honoured

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.

MERITORIOUS AWARDS
Welbeck Ablah Appiah
Nana Bayin Eyison
Togbe Afede XIV
Black Satellite
4×100 men’s relay team
George Lomotey

SWAG PRESIDENT AWARD
Ken Bediako

CORPORATE AWARDS
Startimes
Betway Ghana

BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Kelvin Alphous

BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Prospera Nantuo

CHESS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Philip Selikem Yao Amoako

SWIMMING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Unilez Takyi

TABLE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Emmanuel Commey

TABLE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Cynthia Kwabi

TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Samuel Agbesi Antwi

TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Naa Shika McKorley

AMATEUR BOXER OF THE YEAR
Samuel Takyi

PROFESSIONAL BOXER OF THE YEAR
Alfred Lamptey

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
Hasaacas Ladies

CLUB COACH OF THE YEAR
Yusif Basigi -Hasaacas Ladies

NATIONAL TEAM COACH OF THE YEAR
Ofori Asare – Amateur Boxing

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Benjamin Azamati

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Deborah Acquah

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
Samuel Takyi

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