After an impressive showing at the world U-20 championship held in Egypt in 2009, Reginna of Italy star Dominic Adiyiah has won the best Sports Personality Award at the 35th Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards Night.

Adiyiah also won the award for Best Footballer of the Year 2009.

It came as no surprise when he beat competition from Chelsea’s Michael Essien and 2008 winner John Paintsil to grab both awards for the year under review.

Obed Ansah was crowned the Best Premiership Player of the Year 2009 when he beat Lee Addy, formerly of Bechem Chelsea and Asante Kotoko's Jordan Opoku to the award.

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi grabbed the Chairman of the Year prize.

After leading the Black Satellites to their first ever World Cup win, Coach Sellas Tetteh, now head coach of the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda, was named the Coach of the Year with the 2009 World Under-20 Champions, the Black Satellites, picking the Team of the Year award.

Roda JC of Holland defender, Eric Addo picked the 'Dedication and Valour' Award.

Jordan Anagbla was handed the Special Meritorious Award for leading the Black Satellites Management Committee to annex the U-20 World Cup.

Other award winners in that category were Moses Foh Amoaning, former chairman of the Ghana Boxing Association, Yaw Sakyi, Chief Executive of the Rite Multimedia, for helping to promote basket ball in the country, and Oko Niikoi Djanie for his steadfastness in hockey in Ghana.

While Alex Asamoah of Asante Kotoko was awarded the Top Scorer prize, Referee of the Year went to Joseph Lamptey.

Male Hockey Player of the Year was won by Benedict Sam, while his colleague, Pamela Condobery won the female division.

Professional Boxer of the Year went to Charles Adamu and the male and female Badminton Player of the Year went to Daniel Sam and Linda Hammond respectively.

The occasion was to reward hardworking sports personalities whose tremendous efforts in 2009 had put the country’s name on the world map.

Dignitaries who spoke at the function demanded the immediate ceasefire between the BT Baba and Prof Francis Dodoo factions- a cancerous tussle at the Ghana Olympic Committee which is threatening the very foundation of sports development in the country.