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    Two members of the Black Stars are in the running for the Personality of the Year 2010 award, the highest honour by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).

    Ghana's Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kingson face competition from national bantamweight boxing champion, Joseph Agbeko for the award to be decided later in May. The public will contribute to deciding the overall winner via a mobile text poll.

    Just like recent times, football again dominates the 2010 nominations.

    Both Gyan and Kingson are again nominated for the Footballer of the Year prize with Andre Ayew as the third nominee.

    Ex-Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac and coach of the local Black Stars side Herbert Addo have been put up for the Coach of the Year award.

    President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi would be honoured with the Chairman of the Year prize.

    A successful run of results in 2010 has seen the Black Stars selected for the Team of the Year while ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah would be presented with the Dedication and Valour award.

    Kevin-Prince Boateng and headline sponsor of the Black Stars, Gold Fields Ghana would be presented with Special Awards.

    The sports media group today announced the nominees for the various sporting disciplines in the country during the year under review.

    According to SWAG, the performance of the sportsmen both at the national and international levels served the criteria for settling on the nominees.


    Award Nominees

    Personality of the Year - Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingson, Joseph Agbeko

    Footballer of the Year - Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingson.

    Coach of the Year - Milovan Rajevac, Herbert Addo

    Chairman of the Year - Kwesi Nyantakyi

    Team of the Year - Black Stars

    Dedication and Valour - Stephen Appiah

    Special Awards - Kevin Prince Boateng, Gold Fields Ghana Limited

    Source: Ghanafa.org
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    GNA - Black Stars duo, Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kingson and bantamweight champion, Joseph Agbeko will vie for the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Personality of the Year 2010 award.

    The winner of the flagship award will be made public at the 2010 MTN-SWAG Awards slated for May 2011.

    The nominees were unveiled by SWAG at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday for the ceremony designed to reward sports personalities who have excelled in the various sporting fields during the year under review.

    Ackah Anthony, SWAG President announced that the event will be held in May against the traditional last quarter of the year, thanks to a three-year partnership with telecommunications outfit, MTN Ghana.

    He said the performance of the sportsmen both at the national and international levels served the criteria for settling on the nominees.

    The SWAG President also mentioned that the event will be graced by Danny Jordaan, Chief Executive of the Local Organising Committee of the South Africa 2010 World Cup.

    Robert Kuzoe, Acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN said his outfit's association with the event confirms their unflinching support towards the development of sports in the country.

    "Our partnership with SWAG has been good and we hope to further strengthen this relationship in 2011," he said while commending the executives of SWAG for sustaining the event over the years.

    Meanwhile, in the case for the Sports Personality of the Year and Footballer of the Year awards, the general public will have a say courtesy a mobile text poll.

    The following is the list of the nominees and award winners.

    "Sports Personality of the Year" - Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingson and Joseph Agbeko.
    "Footballer of the Year" - Andre Dede Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingson.
    "Basketball"-Mfantsipim School (Male), Sacred Heart High School (Female).
    "Kickboxing" - Joseph Mingle and Lawrence Manyo
    "Amateur Boxer" - Awusone Yekini
    "Professional Boxer" - Joseph Agbeko
    "Athletics" - Aziz Zakari (Male), Anita Fordjour (Female)
    "Coach of the Year" - Milovan Rajevac, Herbert Addo
    "Chairman of the Year" - Kwesi Nyantakyi
    "Team of the Year" - Black Stars
    "Dedication and Valour" - Stephen Appiah
    "Promising Star" - Johnny Botsio
    "Hockey" - Salia Nsalbini (Male), Ramatu Abbas (Female)
    "Table Tennis" - Felix Lartey (Male), Beatrice Gyasi (Female)
    "Special Awards" - Female Relay team, Black Challenge, Kevin Prince Boateng, Promasidor Ghana Limited, Goldfields Ghana Limited, Revered E.D. Nii Koi
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