Ghana’s main sporting personalities are anticipated to converge on the Accra Worldwide Convention Heart (AICC) the place the glamorous forty seventh SWAG Awards ceremony can be staged.
The SWAG Awards, which might happen this Saturday, have Joseph Paul Amoah, Dede Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, and Arsenal star Thomas Partey all in competition for prime awards.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh is within the operating to retain the Dwelling-based Footballer Award of the Yr. Nevertheless, he would have ex-Ashgold ahead, Yaw Annor and Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim to beat.
In final 12 months’s version, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games medalist Samuel Takyi bagged the Sports activities Persona of the Yr and Novice Boxer of the Yr awards.
Nevertheless, the 22-year-old is absent from this 12 months’s record of nominees which suggests a brand new champion can be topped on the massive night time in Accra.
Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah, novice boxer Abraham Mensah, and Ajax Amsterdam star Mohammed Kudus are the three candidates who may replicate the feat achieved by Takyi in December 2021.
A 26-year-old medical practitioner Dr. Kwabena Adu Poku has been named because the 2022 Chess Participant of the Yr, whereas Kelvin Alphous can be topped the Badminton Participant of the Yr for the second 12 months operating.
The race is even keener for the Athlete of the Yr award with prime weapons Benjamin Azamati and Joseph Paul Amoah in an open contest for the prize.
Within the feminine class, triple jumper Abigail Kwarteng and USA-based Deborah Acquah together with excessive jumper Rose Yeboah are all gunning for the massive award.
Kwarteng and Acquah who each competed on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, UK are in pole positions for the accolade.
However, home-based Rose Yeboah boasts of a wealthy voting constituency that has been left impressed together with her supply. Yeboah, who received the Prospect of the Yr Award on the 2019 version and received Gold for Ghana through the 2022 Africa Athletics Championship, can be hoping to mount the rostrum as soon as extra.
Police Officer Grace Mintah has been nominated for the Feminine Arm wrestler of the Yr Award.
Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has pledged his assist for the longest-running awards scheme within the nation.
He has already offered money assist of GHS 50,000 to the awards with GHS 10,000 every going to the Sports activities Journalist and Feminine footballer of the Yr classes.
Ghanaian mining agency Adamus Sources Restricted has turn out to be a joint headline sponsor along with MTN Ghana for the forty seventh Awards.