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January 11, 2017 | Press Release

Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards 2016: 1st Batch of Nominees Released

ALEX OWUSU

After a careful selection, the jury board of the Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards 2016 has released the first batch of shortlisted nominees as follows;

1. BEST MEDIA HOUSE (RADIO)
a) ASEMPA FM SPORTS - ACCRA
b) CITI FM SPORTS - ACCRA
c) KYZZ FM SPORTS - TAKORADI
d) NHYIRA FM SPORTS - KUMASI

2. BEST MEDIA HOUSE (TV)-
a) METRO TV SPORTS
b) VIASAT 1 SPORTS
c) UTV SPORTS
d) GTV SPORTS

3. BEST MEDIA HOUSE (PRINT)
a. TIMES SPORTS
b. GRAPHIC SPORTS
c. DAILY GUIDE SPORTS

4. BEST SPORTING CLUB-
a) WA ALL STARS SC
b) CELEBRITY GOLF CLUB
c) ACCRA POLO CLUB
d) ELIMINA SHARKS

5. BEST VOLUNTEER-
a) ANDRE DEDE AYEW
b) DR PAPA KWESI NDUOM
c) KAMAL DEEN MAHDI

6. BEST PHYSICIAN-
a) DR KEN ARYEETEY
b) DR BABA ADAM - BLACK STARS
c) DR KWAKU BOATENG - ASANTE KOTOKO

7. RISING TO THE CHALLENGE-
a) MEMUNATU SULEMANA - HASAACAS LADIES
b) KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG - UD LAS PALMAS, SPAIN
c) MONA CAPTAN MYERS-LAMPTEY - ACHIMOTA GOLF CLUB
d) VINCENT TORGAH - TEMA COUNTRY GOLF CLUB

8. BEST DIASPORAN ATHLETE (MALE) –
a) ERIC YAMOAH BOATENG - BASKETBALL ( TEAM GREAT BRITAIN)
b) JEROME BOATENG - SOCCER (GERMANY)
c) HARRY AIKENS-ARYEETEY - ATHLETICS ( TEAM GREAT BRITAIN)
d) JOSHUA BUATSI - BOXING (TEAM GREAT BRITAIN)

9. BEST DIASPORAN ATHLETE (FEMALE) –
a) DR AYOWA AFRIFA - TRIATHLON
b) CHRISTABEL NETTEY - LONG JUMP (CANADA)
c) GLORIA HOOPER - ATHLETICS (ITALY)
d) LESLEY OWUSU - ATHLETICS (UK)

10. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER-(PRINT)
a) SAMUEL TEI ADANO - DAILY GRAPHIC
b) SENYUIEDZORM ADADEVOH - IMAGES IMAGE
c) EMMANUEL OFEI - GHANA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

11. BEST REPORTER- (PRINT)-
a) JOHN VIGAH - GHANAIAN TIMES
b) BERNARD NEEQUAYE - DAILY GRAPHIC

12. BEST CAMERAMAN- (TV)
a) PETER QUAO ADATTOR - TV3
b) LEONARD NEEQUAYE - METRO TV

13. BEST REPORTER (ONLINE)-
1. ERASMUS KWAO
2. PRINCE DORNU-LEIKU -EASTSIDEBOXING.COM
3. TOPHIC SIENU -GHANASOCCERNET.COM
4. SAMUEL HEYWOOD-OKINE
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14. BEST SCHOOL SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR-
a) CAL BANK
b) ASAMOAH GYAN FOUNDATION
c) UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
d) UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA

15. BEST DISABILITY SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR-
a) DANIEL NII MENSAH
b) ALBERT K FRIMPONG

16. BEST TEAM (MALE)-
a) 4X4 MEN'S ATHLETICS TEAM, KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KNUST)
b) UNIVERSITY OF GHANA (UG) BASKETBALL TEAM
c) BLACK STARS (SOCCER)

17. BEST DIASPORAN RISING STAR
a) ETHAN AMPADU - EXETER CITY, UNITED KINGDOM
b) TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH - MANCHESTER UNITED, UNITED KINGDOM
c) GEORGE QUARCOO - CANADA BLIND SPORTS
d) MATTHEW TSINKORANG - MAJOR LEAGUE BODYBUILDING, CANADA

18. BEST SPONSOR-
a) GHANA NATIONAL PETROLEUM (GNPC)
b) STARTIMES GHANA
c) GROUPE NDUOM
d) UNIBANK GHANA

19. BEST COMMUNITY SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR-
a) GOLDFIELDS GHANA
b) HON, BRYAN ACHEAMPONG - ABETIFI MP
c) SOCIAL SECURITY & NATIONAL INSURANCE TRUST (SSNIT)
d) DR PAPA KWESI NDUOM - GROUPE NDUOM

20. BEST SPORTS ADMINISTRATOR-
a) KWASI NYANTAKYI - GHANA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
b) KUDJOE FIANOO - GHANA LEAGUE CLUBS ASSOCIATION

21. BEST SPORTS BRAND-
a) ADIDAS GHANA
b) PUMA GHANA
c) REEBOK GHANA

22. UNSUNG HERO-
a) DESOND ARYEE - UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
b) ISAAC DOGBOE - GHANA BOXING AUTHORITY
c) ALEM MUMUNI - DISABILITY SPORTS ASSOCIATION
d) FORRESTER OSEI - GHANA WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION

23. BEST REFEREE-
1. AWAL MOHAMMED - SOCCER
2. ROGER BARNOR - BOXING

24. BEST EXECUTED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME-
1. GHALCA G-6 CHAMPIONSHIP
2. GOLDFIELDS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
3. KEMPINSKI TRIATHLON RACE SERIES
4. GNPC GHANA'S FASTEST RACE

25. BEST DIASPORAN REPORTER-
1. JULIET BAWUAH - EURO NEWS
2. JEANETTE KWAKYE - BBC
3. BENNY BONSU - BBC

26. BEST ONLINE MEDIUM
a. GOAL.COM
b. GHANASOCCERNET.COM
c. PULSE.COM.GH
d. AMEYAWDEBRAH,COM

27. MOST INFLUENTIAL SPORTS PERSONALITY
a. STEPHEN APPIAH
b. AZUMAH NELSON
c. HON ISAAC ASIAMAH
d. HON FREDA PREMPEH

The awards ceremony will be announced shortly after the release of the last batch of nominees.

The Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards are designed to be all encompassing, rewarding outstanding Ghanaian athletes, volunteers, sports media, as well as sports administrators, and stakeholders, worldwide, without whom many sports would not be so successful.

The event is proudly powered by its founder Hallmark Plus, and supported by Black Entertainment, Fashion, Film & Television Awards (BEFFTA), ENYA Events Management (UK), Graphic Sports, among others.

-ALEX OWUSU, JURY EXECUTIVE

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