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Asamoah named best sportsman in Ghana
Juventus player has been crowned the 2012 Sports personality
by William Fiifi Sey
Black Stars midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah has been crowned the 2012 Sports Personality of the year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG)

The 24-year old, who plays for the Italian giants, Juventus won the topmost honour at the 38th edition of the SWAG Awards Night held in July at the State Banquet hall, Accra.

Asamoah scooped the biggest prize in Ghana’s most important award ceremony beating Ghana U17 female captain Priscilla Okyere to the coveted to the prestigious Sports Personality Award.

Okyere was crowned the Female Player of the Year after skippering her team to win a historic bronze at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

Asamoah has been rewarded for his sterling displays for Udinese before signing for Juventus last summer and excelled as one of Africa’s biggest footballers in Europe.

He was also key for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations where the Black Stars finished fourth. The Juventus star saw off completition from International teammates Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Clottey to win the Footballer of the year.

The ceremony to honour sportsmen and women who distinguished themselves in their respective disciplines in the year 2012 was attended by all that matter in Ghana sports. It was the second time in three years that a footballer was being named the sports personality of the year.

Paralympian, Ajara Mohammed won it last year and Black Stars captian Asamoah Gyan won it the year before.


Full list of Award winners
Sports Personality of the Year Kwadwo Asamoah
Footballer of the Year Kwadwo Asamoah
Premiership Player of the Year Mahatma Otoo
National Team of the Year Black Maidens
Female Footballer of the Year Priscilla Okyere
Coach of the Year Mas-Ud Didi Dramani
Dedication and Valour Adjoa Bayor
Club of the Year Berekum Chelsea
Promising Star of the Year Moses Odjier
Discovery of the Year Abeiku Jackson
Male Athlete of the Year John Ampomah
Female Athlete of the Year Janet Amponsah
Male Table Tennis Player of the Year Derek Abrefa
Female Table Tennis Player of the Year Cynthia Kwabi
Amateur Boxer of the Year Duke Micah
Weightlifter of the Year Alberta Amponsah
Male Golfer of the Year Amos Korblah
Female Golfer of the Year Beatrice Vetsch-Bempong
Male Hockey Player of the Year Elikem Akaba
Female Hockey Player of the Year Juanita Korwu
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