Ex-Black Stars defender and president of the Professional Footballers Association, (PFAG) Tony Baffoe was crowned the Sports Personality of the year at the 42nd SWAG awards.
The annual award ceremony that recognises people for their diverse roles towards the development of sports in the country happened at the Banquet Hall of the State House amid pomp and glamour and the CAF and FIFA match coordinator beat off competition from boxer Emmanuel Tagoe to win the ultimate award.
Tony Baffoe was rewarded for his exploits at FIFA that saw him coordinate some historic matches at the 2016 Rio Olympic game as well as the finals of the 2016 Club World Cup.
Tony Baffoe’s PFAG has also been on education tour where they have been educating Ghanaian players on the need to plan for life after football.
The event had in attendance the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, SWAG president Kwabena Yeboah and other distinguished personalities from the sports fraternity
TP Mazembe winger Solomon Asante saw off competition from West Ham forward Andre Dede Ayew and Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey to win the Male Best Footballer of the year award.
Black Queens striker Pricilla Adubea won the Female Footballer of the year award for helping her team Ampem Darkoa Ladies win last season’s Women’s League. Her overly impressive 19-goal tally was a reason why her club achieved the feat.
Wa All Stars goalie Richard Ofori was surprisingly picked as the local footballer of the year ahead of Latiff Atta Blessing formerly of Liberty Professionals and Medeama SC’s set-piece expert Akwesi Donsu.
The National Weightlifting team, The Black Cranes won the National Team of the award whiles Ghana Premier League champions Wa All Stars were crowned Male Football Club of the year.
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Kick Boxer of the year
Lawrence Nyanyo Nmai
Table Tennis player of the year
Female Club of the year
Ampem Darkoa Ladies
Para-Athlete of the year
Discovery of the year
Weightlifter of the year
Hockey player of the year
(Male) Emmanuel Ankomah
(Female) Rachael Bamfoe
Most Promising Star of the year
Dedication and Valor
Amateur Boxer of the year
Abdul Wahid Omar
Male Athlete of the year
Female Athlete of the year
Male Footballer of the year
WA All Stars
Coach of the year
Football Referee of the year
Association Chairman of the year
Ben Nunoo Mensah
Professional boxer of the year
National team of the year
Female Footballer of the year
Premier Player of the year
Male footballer of the year
Sports Personality of the year
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