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Black Stars deputy captain Andre Ayew won both the Sports Personality of the year and the footballer of the year awards at the 41st MTN SWAG awards on Saturday night.







The 26-year-old scooped both awards following his outstanding display for both Club and country.

Ayew was arguably Ghana’s best footballer in the year 2015 after helping the Black Stars to a second place finish at the Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, a tournament he finished as the top scorer after netting three times for the Black Stars.

The Swansea City star beat off competition from fellow Black Stars teammates Asamoah Gyan and last year’s winner Harrison Afful to win the footballer of the year award.

Other award winners included Ashanti Gold captain Eric Opoku who was adjudged the Premier League player of the year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan who missed out on the footballer of the year award was also given a special reward for his philanthropic work in the country.

Black Queens Coach Yusif Basigi who also doubles as the head coach of Sekodi Hasaacas and Hasaacas Ladies was named as the Coach of the year with Portia Boakye winning the female footballer of the year.

Male and Female Athletes of the year awards went to US-based duo Nadia Eke and John Ampomah respectively for their excellent feat at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.

Richard Commey for the second time running won the professional boxer of the year accolade.



See full Award winners below

Special Awards to #Police Women’s Hockey team (silver medalist, ACC)

The Special Awards to Eben Annang Whyte (development of table tennis)

The Special Awards to Black Stars captain @ASAMOAH GYAN3 (sports philanthropist)

Special Award to coach David Duncan @ddun1025 (For Winning the #SWAG Cups three times)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD goes to Sophia Okulley (for women’s football development).

SPECIAL AWARD to Nana Ampomah for his dedication to the course of SWAG over the last 40years

DEDICATION AND VALOUR award goes to @AsanteKotoko_SC star Stephen Oduro

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR- Richard #Seklorwu, gold medalist in long jump at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR- Richard Seklorwu

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR- Joseph Kuyon (silver medallist, World Children Taekwondo Culture Festival in South Korea)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR- Joseph Tindan Kuyon

FEMALE JUDOKA OF THE YEAR- Szandra Szogoli

MALE #JUDOKA OF THE YEAR- Emmanuel Nartey (All Africa Games 60kg bronze medalist)

PARA-ATHLETE AWARD- Patrick Yaw Obeng (1,500 & 800 T54 category bronze medalist @ the AAG)

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR- Black Queens (For their gold winning feat @ the AAG)

NAT TEAM OF THE YR- Golden Rackets (George Darko & W. Na-Adjrago- Gold medalist @ the AAG)

MALE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Johnny Botsio (Black Sticks & Trustees player)

HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR (F) - Nafisatu Umaru ( MVP @ AHC in Zambia, Lge winner with Police)

AMATEUR BOXER OF THE YEAR- David Bawa (Heavyweight bronze medalist at the 2015 AAG).

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (MALE)- John Ampomah (Javelin Silver medalist at AAG, 2 national records).

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (FEMALE) -Nadia Eke (Triple Jump Bronze medalist at the 2015 AAG, nat record holder).

FEMALE FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR- Portia Boakye

COACH OF THE YEAR- Yusif Basigi

PROFESSIONAL BOXER OF THE YEAR- Richard Commey

PREMIER LEAGUE STAR OF THE YEAR 2015- Eric Opoku

Most Promising Star for 2015 : Joel Fameyeh.

ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR: Frederick Otu Lartey (TAEKWONDO )

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR- Andre Dede Ayew

Table Tennis Stars of the Year- Felix Lartey, Bernard Joe Sam, Emmanuel Commey,Derrick Abrefa

Sports Personality of the Year- Ayew Andre






Source: ghanasportsonlin

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