46th SWAG Awards Full Winners – Benjamin Azamati and Deborah Acquah named athletes of the year.
The full winners of the 46th Sports Writers Association Awards (SWAG) as Benjamin Azamati and Deborah Acquah have been named athletes of the year. The 46th SWAG Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 17 December 2021.
H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the country’s Vice President, Hon Mustapha Ussif, the Youth and Sports Minister, Hon Mustapha Ussif, the Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Chief of Asogli Traditional Area and Hearts of Oak bankroller, Togbe Afede XIV, and many others, including SWAG President and renowned Sports Journalist Kwabena Yeboah were present at the event.
Benjamin Azamati the Ghanaian record holder in the 100 metres dash was adjourned as the Male Athlete of the Year after a tremendous season. He broke multiple records and was also a finalist at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Deborah Acquah was also honoured as the Female Athlete of the Year. She has been phenomenal and consistent for the past few years. She is the current Ghana Long Jump record holder.
Samuel Takyi, a young boxer, won two accolades after obtaining the ultimate honor of Personality of the Year and Best Amateur Boxer after winning Bronze in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which took place in the summer of this year.
Hasaacas Ladies have been regarded as the team of the year after winning five medals and their captain Janet Egyir receiving the best female footballer award.
Kudus Mohammed of Ajax Amsterdam and the Black Stars were awarded foreign-based best player, while Daniel Afriyie Barnieh of Hearts of Oak was chosen local footballer of the year.
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