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03.01.2012 Sports News

Andre, Afful vie for Sports Personality prize

By Ghanafa.org
Andre Dede Ayew
LISTEN JAN 3, 2012
Andre Dede Ayew

Two Ghana internationals are in the running for the prestigious 2011 Sports Personality of the Year award by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

Andre Ayew and Harrison Afful face competition from two-gold medal Paralympics athlete, Ajara Mohammed.

The SWAG awards gala seeks to reward sporting personalities for their remarkable contributions to Ghana sports for the year under review.

Both Andre and Afful are again in the running for another award with the Footballer of the Year prize up for grabs. The duo would compete with Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu.

Ghana's Under-23 team, the Black Meteors, who won Gold at the 2011 All Africa Games have been named as Team of the Year.

Coach of the Black Meteors, Akwasi Appiah will be decorated with the Coach of the Year award.

MTN FA Cup and Super Cup winners, FC Nania have been named Club of the Year.

NOMINEES FOR 2011 SWAG AWARDS
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Ajara Mohamed - Two gold medalists at 2011 All Arica Games

Andre Ayew - Africa's third best player/Consistent performer in Europe

Harrison Afful - Winner of CAF Champions League with Esperance

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
Andre Ayew - Africa's third best player/Consistent performer in Europe

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu - Consistent performance for Black Star/in Europe

Harrison Afful - Winner of CAF Champions League with Esperance

CLUB OF THE YEAR
Nania FC - Excellent performance in Knock- Out and Super Cup Competitions

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Black Meteors – Gold medalists at the All Africa Games

COACH OF THE YEAR
James Akwasi Appiah – Coach of Black Meteors/Winners of gold medalist at the AAG





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