Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Jan. 28, GNA – The
Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), has launched the 44th SWAG
Awards Night, in Accra.
The event, is slated
for Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre
The launch, which
would see boxer Isaac Dogboe, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and
former Black Stars defender Antony Baffoe vying for the Sports Personality of
the Year, as well as 31 other individuals, nominated for various awards, from
various disciplines and fields.
Mr Kwabena Yeboah,
President for SWAG noted that the awards ceremony, was not about SWAG but the
sports men and women, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year.
According to him,
having MTN onboard tells of how much value is placed on the longest running
awards ceremony in Ghana.
“This award is for
those men and women who continue to toil in the harsh and sometimes horrible
conditions in the country to raise the flag of Ghana high.
“That night is for
them and I am hoping that on that night, we would deliver yet again a wonderful
and successful awards, aimed at honouring our gallant people”.
Mr Samuel Koranteng,
Corporate Services Executive at MTN, said the SWAG Awards is a laudable project
that needs to be held each year to honour the people, who have defied all odds
to excel in their chosen fields.
According to him,
sports has the tendency to place athletes on higher heights, which they must be
encouraged to do more.
“We at MTN commends
SWAG for the consistency in appreciating the sports men and women in Ghana and
beyond, your works in developing sports despite the challenges is very
“We would continue to
support SWAG in all their endeavours and make sure that each year the noble men
and women are recognized for their contribution in making sure Ghana is always
on the rise”.
The 44th SWAG
Awards night would see thirty-four individuals being recognized for their works
under the year of review as well as eleven organizations and sporting
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