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Sports News of Saturday, 5 May 2018


Thomas Partey wins SWAG Footballer of the Year

Atletico Madrid midfield dynamo, Thomas Partey was named Footballer of the Year at the 43rd SWAG awards night on Friday at the International Conference Center.

His incredible display for club and country year under review earned him the prestigious award.

He clinched the award by beating off competition from Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Christian Atsu and Daniel Nii Adjei.

Partey will be aiming to win this year's UEFA Europa League with Atletico Madrid.

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

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