Samuel Koranteng, senior corporate services executive of MTN who launched the 45th awards on behalf of the CEO has commended SWAG members for massively covering the recent GUSA 2020 Games.
He said the only way to bring up the least financed and lesser-known sports is by the media giving them the much-needed publicity to attract corporate support.
He expressed that engaging in sporting activity is very good and promoting schools sports is in the right direction, as the students are encouraged to give their best.
The former captain of the University of Ghana badminton team advised other corporate bodies to support the SWAG to honour the nation’s most distinguished sportsmen and women.
27 sportsmen and women who have excelled in the past sports season would be honoured at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, 23rd May, 2020.
They include Sports Personality of the year, Footballer of the year - male and female, athletes of the year – male and female, para-athlete of the year, professional boxer of the year, amateur boxer of the year, table tennis player of the year, prospect of the year, taekwondo athlete of the year and others,
Kwabena Yeboah, President of SWAG said the best five performing sports federations would be recognized and honoured, namely; weightlifting, rugby, athletics, badminton and arm-wrestling.
He hinted that special meritorious awards would be given to the national beach volleyball team, former international football star, Nii Odartey Lamptey, GOC general secretary Richard Akpokavie, former sports administrator Oteng Aboagye and president of Cheetah FC/ Ghana Bodybuilding & Fitness Association Abdul Haye Yartey.
According to the SWAG president MTN, Ghana Gas, GOIL, ABL and TT Brothers are also going to be awarded for supporting Ghana sports.