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Sports News of Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Source: GNA

MTN-SWAG Awards to be launched on May 3

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) will on Thursday May 3, officially launch the 37th Edition of the MTN-SWAG Awards Night at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The launch commences series of activities designed to herald the prestigious event which will confer honours on over 25 sports men and women drawn from various sporting disciplines for their distinguished performance in the year 2011.

A statement signed from the Secretariat copied to GNA Sports said, the Association will also use the opportunity to outline the criteria for the selection of winners of the various categories as well as the new format of an on-line voting system to be introduced this year.

Key among the lists of award winners is the Sports Personality of the Year Award which has Andre Dede Ayew, Ajara Mohammed and Harrison Afful competing, with Andre Ayew, Emmanuel Agyeman Badu and Harrison Afful also vying for the Footballer of the Year award.

The Awards Gala Night will be graced by Mr Gianni Merlo, President of the Association of International Press for Sports (AIPS), Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Clement Humado and other high profile sports personalities and dignitaries.**

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