The 46th edition of the SWAG awards took place yesterday, December 17, 2021 at the Accra International Conference Center.
The awards recognises, rewards and honors outstanding achievements of (deserving) Ghanaian sportsmen, sportswomen, teams and officials in various disciplines.
Olympic medalist Samuel Takyi was the biggest winner on the night. The young boxer won the Amateur boxer of the year and the Sports personality of the year.
Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was named home based player of the year, beating Karela’s Diawisie Taylor and Asante Kotoko skipper Ismail Abdul Ganiyu to the scoop the top award.
The youngster in the course of the year helped Hearts of Oak win the Ghana Premier League title and MTN FA Cup. He as well captained the Black Satellites to win African Youth Championship, scoring twice in the final against Uganda.
Ajax youngster, Mohammed Kudus was named foreign footballer of the year. Dreams FC youngster Abdul Fatawu Issahaku took home the Discovery of the year award.
Hasaacas Ladies after winning 5 trophies in the calendar year won the team of the year, with their skipper Janet Egyir winning the Female player of the year and Head Coach Yusif Basigi the Coach of year.
Other awards saw Benjamin Azamati win the Male Athlete of the year. Saddick Adams was named Sports Journalist of the year. Alfred Lamptey was named Professional boxer of the year and so on.
BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS
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 Egyiri -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