44th SWAG Awards: Partey wins Sports Personality of the Year award

Author: Beatrice Laryea

Black Stars and Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey on Saturday emerged winner of the coveted Sports Personality of The Year accolade at the 44th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The former Tema Youth player also swept the Footballer of the Year award while Northern Ladies forward, Mukarama Abdulai won the Female Footballer of The Year gong for her exploits at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup held in Uruguay.

Partey beat competition from boxer Isaac Dogboe and CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe to claim the top award.

The enterprising midfielder won the award at the expense of his competitors after helping Atletico Madrid to win the second most prestigious club trophy in Europe, the Europa League in the year under review.

He also contributed greatly in Ghana’s qualification to the 2019 AFCON to be staged in Egypt in June.

Full list of winners

Sports Personality of the Year – Thomas Partey

Footballer of the Year (Male) – Thomas Partey

Footballer of the Year (Female) – Mukarama Abdulai

Professional Boxer of the Year – Richard Commey

Arm wrestler of the Year (Female) – Alberta Ampomah

Arm wrestler of the Year (Male) – Haruna Tahiru

Table Tennis Player of the Year (Male) – Derrick Abrefa

Table Tennis Player of the Year (Female) – Celia Baah Danso

Athlete of the Year – Janet Amponsah

Amateur Boxer of the Year – Jessy Lartey

Para Athlete of the Year – Frederick Assor

Coach of the Year – Boakye Danquah

Professional Golfer of the Year – Kojo Barnni

National Team of the Year – The Eagles (Rugby)

Prospect of The Year – Hor Halutie

Hockey Player of Year (Female) – Mavis Boatemaa Berko

Hockey Player of the Year (Male) – Emmanuel Ankomah

Rugby Player of the Year (Female) – Rafatu Inusah

Presidential Award – Joe Lartey Snr

More to follow…