Isaac Dogboe wins SWAG Sports Personality of the year Award

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Sat, 5 May 2018 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Reigning WBO World Super Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe has been adjudged the 2017 Sports Personality of the year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana.

The honour was conferred on the 23-year-old boxer at the 43rd SWAG Awards night held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 4th May 2018.

Dogboe in the year under review had two bouts, all of which he won via knockout. The pugilist defeated Cesar Juarez and Javier Chacon on his way to the Super Bantamweight bout against Jessie Magdaleno.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey was declared the best foreign-based player for his exploits in 2017.

Partey was rewarded for his outstanding performance for the Black Stars which saw him score 5 goals last year as well as his excellent display for Atletico Madrid in both the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Europa league.

Thomas Abbey saw off competition from Berekum Chelsea Striker Stephen Sarfo and Kotoko’s Amos Frimpong to win the best locally-based player award.

Thomas Abbey was Hearts of Oak’s most exciting player last year, notching up 13 goals in 27 league matches for the Phobians who finished second in the MTN FA cup.

Added to that is his sterling performance for the Black Stars B at the 2018 WAFU Cup held at in Ghana. Abbey was unsurprisingly named in the tournament’s best players.

For guiding Aduana Stars to their second league title, Coach Yussif Abubakar was named the best coach of the year.

Aduana Stars and Ampem Darkoa were named the Male and Female football club year respectively.

The SWAG Awards is an annual award ceremony that recognizes people for their diverse roles towards the development of sports in the country

Watch video's from the awards below

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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