Three times Paralympic athlete, Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe has been highly tipped to win the 2019 /2020 Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the year.
Botsyo Nkegbe has already been named Ghana’s Para Athlete of the year 2019 plaque at 45TH MTN SWAG Awards
The top para-athlete in 100m T54 had a successful year winning Gold at the Dessert Challenge Champion, USA becoming the first Ghanaian para-athlete to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games.
Botsyo in 2019 set a new Africa record with 14.22secs and National Record which stands in his name 14.62sec.
The evergreen athlete won Gold medals at the Atlanta Open, OCC International Marathon, State of Georgia and a semi-finalist at the World Para Championship in Dubai.
Winning the prestigious award is certainly going to encourage more disabled athletes to excel. No male disabled athlete has won before, and Nkegbe wants to make history like the SWAG. He has already qualified for Tokyo 2020 and looking forward to win a medal for Ghana.
The 45th SWAG MTN Awards will be held at the Splash Alisa Hotel on Saturday, October 10, with the Chief Justice gracing the event.
SWAG Awards, the longest-running award scheme in Ghana rewards top-performing Sportsmen and Women over the year and recognises the efforts of persons involved in Sports development.