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Andre Ayew wins SWAG Footballer of the Year Award, misses out on ultimate

Published on: 10 June 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Andre Ayew won the 2012 Footballer of the Year at an elegant ceremony organized by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at the State Banquet Hall on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old fend off competition from Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Harrison Afful to win the annual award.

The Olympique Marseille midfielder is being rewarded for his exceptional 2010/2011 season for both club and country.

Ayew, the second son of legendary Abedi Pele won the French Cup with Marseille in the season under review while helping the Black Stars seal qualification to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He however missed out on the ultimate award of the night which went to Gold wining power cyclist at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo Mozambique.

Harrison Afful was the other contender for this award.


List of award winners:

Sports Personality of the Year

Ajara Mohammed

Footballer of the Year

Andre Dede Ayew

Premier League Player of the Year

Emmanuel Baffour

National Team of the Year

Black Meteors

Club of the Year

Nania FC

Coach of the Year

James Kwasi Appiah

Footballer of the Year

Andre Ayew

Top Scorer for the 2011/12 Football Season

Emmanuel Baffour


Fatao Alhassan


Solomon Nyarko

Daniel Sam

Hockey Player of the Year

Opoku Danso Aikins (Male)

Grace Mensah (Female)


Patrick Obeng (Male)

Ajara Mohammed (Female)

Professional Boxer of the Year

Braimah Kamoko ‘Bukom Banku’

Table Tennis Player of the Year

Felix Lartey

Promising Star of the Year

Ophelia Swayne

Association Chairman of the Year

Francis Adjetey-Sowah

Dedication and Valour

Magaret Simpson

Special Awards

Goldfields Ghana Limited (Sponsorship)

Aziz Zakari (Athletics)

B.B Bismark

Golden Mike Promotions (Boxing)

Freeman Kwame (Boxing)

Stephen Kofi Antwi (Boxing)

Beach Volleyball Team

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