New WBC Super Bantamweight Champion, Isaac Dogboe, was named the 2017 SWAG Sports Personality at an event held in Accra on Friday.
Despite Dogboe’s capture of the world title happening in 2018, 2017 was when he became the number one contender to face Jesse Magdelano for the title. He defeated Cesar Juarez in Accra to put him on the path to bantamweight glory.
He was also named Professional boxer of the year.
Thomas Partey of the Black Stars and Atletico Madrid was named the Male Footballer of the year. His exploits for Atletico Madrid and more importantly, the Black Stars were very important and thus, they could not be ignored.
Former Hearts of Oak midfielder was named the Male Footballer of the Year (on the local scene) after helping Hearts of Oak finish in the Top 4 and being a key part of the Ghana’s 2017 WAFU Zone B tournament team.
The Black Stars B team was the national team of the year for winning the WAFU Zone B tournament.
Aduana Stars and Ampem Darkoa were named the Male and Female football club year respectively.
Ghana Rugby Association,Herbert Mensah, was the Association President of the year.
Special awards were given to Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor (Sanford), Alex Asante (GFA), Dr. K D Asante, Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum.
43rd MTN SWAG Awards Winners
1. Haruna Tahiru – Para Athlete of the year. (Armwrestling)
2. Alhassan Okine – Kickboxer of the year.
3. Anthony Boafo Danquah Boakye – Cyclist of the year
4. Richard Amanor – Volleyball player of the year
5. Grace Atipaka – Female Badminton player of the year
6. Emmanuel Yaw Donkor – Male Badminton player
7. Vincent Torgah – Golfer of the year.
8. Salia Nsabila – Hockey player of the year
9. Christian Amoah – Weightlifter of the year
10 George Bankole (Handball) – Dedication & Valour
11. Ofori Asare (Boxing) – Dedication & Valour
12. Suzzy Dede Teye (ladystrikers/ black maidens) – Discovery of the year
13. David Akwei (weightlifter) – Discovery of the year
14. Isaac Nii Amugi (Armwrestler) – Discovery of the year
15. Ampem Darkoa Ladies – Female team of the year
16. Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor – Special Awards
17. Alex Asante – Special Awards
18. Dr KD Asante – Special Awards
19. Dr Martin Engman – Special Awards
20. Dr Paa Kwesi Odoum – Special Awards
21. David Abanga – Most promising Star
22. Herbert Mensah (rugby) – Association President of the year
23. Yusif Abubakar – Coach of the Year
By: Nathan Quao/citinewsroom.com/Ghana