Isaac Dogboe, Duke Micah nominated for SWAG Boxer of the Year

Two of Ghana’s highly rated boxers, both undefeated, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe (17-0, 11 KOs) and Duke Micah (21-0, 18 KOs), have been nominated for the 2017 professional boxer of the year award by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).

The two boxers stood tall among their peers and scored important wins in the ring in the year under review, affirming the hope and belief by many Ghanaian boxing connoisseurs that they could win world titles in the near future and have been nominated for the highly revered SWAG awards.


Also nominated for the prestigious coach of the year award is boxing trainer, Lawrence Carl Lokko, who is up against Yusif Abubakar who led Aduana Stars to win the Ghana Premier League and Carl Pierce, coach of the Ghana weightlifting team.

Carl Lokko, who was also elected onto the executive board of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in 2017, runs the Bronx Boxing Gym in Accra where he trains a lot of upcoming boxers and is renowned for being the coach of world title challenger, Richard Commey, as well as highly rated Fredrick Lawson and Duke Micah.


Also to be rewarded for years of hard work is experienced boxing trainer, Ofori Asare, who has been penciled down for the dedication and valour award. Perhaps made it more famous for coaching Bastie Samir to defeat Bukom Banku in a super fight back in October last year, Coach Asare has been coach of Ghana’s amateur boxing team, Black Bombers, for over two decades and is also a certified AIBA instructor.

According to a press release signed by William Ezah, General Secretary of SWAG, the body will officially launch the event next week to announce details of the awards night, which will also coincide with activities of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of SWAG.


Below is the full list of SWAG nominees:


  1. Footballer of the Year:

Daniel Nii Adjei – (TP Mazembe, DRC

Thomas Teye Partey- (Atletico Madrid, Spain)

Christian Atsu – (Newcastle, England)

Richard Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)


  1. Footballer of the Year (LOCAL)

Thomas Abbey              (Hearts of Oak)

Amos Frimpong             (Kotoko)

Stephen Sarfo                (B. Chelsea)


  1. Female Footballer of the Year

Priscilla Adubea   (Ampem Darkoa Ladies)

Priscilla Okyere    (Ampem Darkoa Ladies)

Ruth Appiah          (Lady Strikers)


  1. Professional Boxer of the Year

Isaac Dogboe


Duke Micah (WBC Int. Bantamweight Champion)


  1. National Team of the Year

Local Black Stars

Black Sticks (female Hockey Team)

Golden Arms (Armwrestling)


  1. Coach of the Year

Carl Lokko (Coach of Richard Commey

Yussif Abubakar (Aduana)

Carl Pierce    (Weightlifting)


  1. Association President of the Year

Mawuko Afadzinu (Table Tennis)

Herbert Mensah    (Rugby)

Paul Achoe           (Volleyball)

Charles Osei Asibey (Armwrestling)

Evans Yeboah           (Badminton Fed)

Frederick Otu Lartey (Taekwondo)


  1. Most Promising Star of the Year

Richmond Osafo (Weightlifting)

David Abagna     (Wa All Stars)


  1. Female Club of the Year

Ampem Darkoah Ladies


  1. Male Club of the Year

Aduana Stars (GPL)

GRA Male Hockey team


  1. Dedication and Valour

George Bankole (Handball)

Ofori Asare (Boxing)


  1. Weightlifter of the Year

Christian Amoah


  1. Discovery of the Year

David Akwei (Weightlifting)

Isaac Nii Amugi (Armwrestling)

Suzzy Dede Teye (Lady Strikers and Black Maidens)


  1. Hockey Player of The Year

Salia Nsalbini


  1. Golfer of the Year

Vincent Torgah


  1. Badminton Player of the Year

Emmanuel Yaw Donkor

Grace Atipaka


  1. Volleyball Player of The Year

Richard Amanor


  1. Special Awards

Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor (Sanford)

Alex Asante (GFA)

Dr. K D Asante

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom

Dr. Martin Engmann


  1. Para-Athlete of the Year

Charles Narh Teye

Haruna Tahiru (Arm wrestling)


  1. Cyclist of the Year- Anthony Boafo Dankwa Boakye
  2. Kickboxer of the Year – Alhassan Okine


Today Sports

…with Gottlieb Baako

Source: Political

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