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…