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James Dadzie and Kudus Mohammed battles for SWAG Sports Personality of the year Award


The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), the umbrella body of sports journalists in Ghana has announced the nominees for the 48th edition of the most prestigious SWAG Awards.

West Ham and Black Stars player, Mohammed Kudus will go against James Dadzie, Ghana Athletics sensation who broke the 200m record for the Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Kudos was crowned the ultimate winner in the 47th edition and has been nominated again for the 48th edition which promises to be bigger and better.

Above the top federation heads who have been partners and promoters of sports, top journalists will be honoured for long service.

Below are the for full list of nominees for the 48th  SWAG Awards;

  1. SWAG SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
  • Kudus Mohammed – Football
  • James Dadzie – Athletics
  1. FOOTBALL OF THE YEAR – FOREIGN
  • Kudus Mohammed
  • Ernest Nuamah
  • Joseph Painstil
  • Osman Bukari
  1. FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR – HOME BASED
  • Jonathan Sowah
  • Vicent Atinga
  • Abednego Tetteh
  1. FEMALE FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR – FOREIGN
  • Anastashia Achiaa
  • Princella Adubea
  • Blessing Shine Agbomadzi
  • Maafia Nyame
  1. FEMALE FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR – HOME BASED
  • Mary Amponsah
  • Comfort Yeboah
  • Stella Nyamekye
  1. COACH OF THE YEAR
  • Karim Zito – Dreams FC
  • Augustine Evans Adotey – Medeama SC
  • Nana Joe Adarkwa – Ampen Darkoa
  • Stephen Richard Obeng – Black Challenge
  1. ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – MALE
  • William Amponsah
  • James Dadzie
  1. ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – FEMALE
  • Rose Yeboah Amoanimaa
  1. NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
  • Golden Arms – Armwrestling
  • Black Challenge – Amputee Football
  • Black Sticks Men – Hockey
  1. CLUB OF THE YEAR
  • Medeama SC – Football
  • Ampen Darkoa – Football
  • Dreams FC – Football
  1.  ARMWRESTLER OF THE YEAR
  • Grace Mintah
  1.  PARA-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
  • Haruna Tahiru
  1. PLAYER OF THE YEAR – TABLE TENNIS (FEMALE)
  • Joanita Borteye – Table Tennis
  1.  SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
  • Zaira Forson
  1.  PLAYER OF THE YEAR – HOCKEY
  • Charles Abbiw
  1.  PLAYER OF THE YEAR – TENNIS
  • Abraham Asaba
  1. TOP 5 FEDERATIONS (In no order)
  • Ghana Cycling Federation
  • Ghana Cricket Association
  • Ghana Table Tennis Federation
  • Ghana Armwrestling Federation
  • Ghana Football Association
  • Ghana Tennis Federation
  • Ghana Boxing Authority
  • Ghana Athletics
  1. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • K Hlodzie – Handball
  • Rtd Andy Sam – Football
  1.  MERITORIOUS AWARDS
  • Moses Armah – Medeama SC
  • Herbert Mensah – Ghana Rugby Football Union
  • Samson Deen – National Paralympic Committee
  • Nana Opoku Fosu Gyeabour II – Ampen Darkoa Ladies
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Nii Otoo Larkyne – Golden Arms
  • Osei Boakye-Yiadom – Royal Ladies
  • Reverend Emmanuel Djanie Niiquaye
  1. ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
  • Mawuko Afadzinu – Ghana Table Tennis Association
  1. DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
  • Evelyn Dzato
  1. PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
  • Blessed Naa Abeka Nunoo – Armwrestling
  1. DEDICATION AND VALOR
  • Cudjoe Fianoo – Ghalca
  • Agatha Hagan – Hockey
  • Joseph Addo – Football
  1. SPECIAL AWARDS
  • Royal Ladies – Hockey
    • Baseball Youth Team
    • Fencing Cadet Junior Team
  1. CORPORATE AWARDS
  • SES HD Plus Ghana Limited
  • Adamus/Nguvu Holdings
  • Malta Guiness
  1. Long Service Award
  • Rosalind Koramah Amoh
  • Maurice Quansah
  • George Kuntu Blankson
  • Barima Boadaa Otuo Acheampong
  • Sammy Heywood Okine
  1. SWAG Top Journalist Award
  2. SWAG President Award

The SWAG Awards, an occasion and event to celebrate sports excellence, is the longest running award scheme in Ghana that rewards top performing Sports Men and Women consistently since 1975 and recognizes the efforts of persons involved in Sports development.

This year’s edition is scheduled to take place at the Acra International Conference Center on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 7pm prompt

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