Black Stars deputy skipper and Swansea City ace Andre Dede Ayew last night joined the growing league of sporting personalities to be named as the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the Year for 2015.
He shrugged of opposition from the likes of Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan, Black Queen’s and Sekondi Hasaacas coach Yusif Basigi and defending Ghana Premier League winning coach Bashiru Hayford of Obuasi AshantiGold.
Aside that the former World U-20 winner brushed off challenge from fellow team mates, captain Asamoah Gyan and Harrsion Afful to win the Footballer of the Year award as well.
Below is the full list of award winners at the 41st MTN SWAG Awards Nite
Special Awards – Police Women’s Hockey team (silver medalist, African Hockey Club Championships)
Special Awards – Eben Annang Whyte (development of table tennis)
Special Awards – Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan (sports philanthropist)
Special Award – coach David Duncan (For Winning the #SWAG Cups three times)
Special Award – Nana Ampomah for his dedication to the course of SWAG over the last 40years
Lifetime Achievement Award – Sophia Okulley (for women’s football development).
Dedication And Valour -Stephen Oduro (Asante Kotoko)
Discovery Of The Year– Richard Seklorwu, (gold medalist in long jump at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa)
Discovery Of The Year– Joseph Kuyon (silver medallist, World Children Taekwondo Culture Festival in South Korea)
Male Judoka Of The Year– Emmanuel Nartey (All Africa Games 60kg bronze medalist)
Female Judoka Of The Year- Szandra Szögedi
Para-Athlete Award– Patrick Yaw Obeng (1,500 & 800 T54 category bronze medalist at the All Africa Games)
National team of the year– Black Queens (For their gold winning feat at the All Africa Games)
National Team Of The Year– Golden Rackets (George Darko & Wisdom Na-Adjrago- Gold medalist at the All Africa Games)
Male Hockey Player Of The Year– Johnny Botsio (Black Sticks & Trustees player)
Female Hockey Player Of The Year – Nafisatu Umaru ( Most Valuable Player at African Hockey Championship in Zambia, league and Knockout winner with the Police Hockey Team)
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, national 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– Derrick, Abrefa Felix Lartey, Bernard Joe Sam, Emmanuel Commey,
Sports Personality Of The Year– Andre Dede Ayew