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Mfantsipim win Happy FM Sports Fans Award

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Mfantsipim School emerged the Best Senior High School for 2013 at the maiden edition of the Happy FM Sports Fans Awards held last Friday.

An initiate of Accra-based Happy FM, the event is meant for sports fans to be part of rewarding sports perfomers and sponsors.

At a well-attended event held at the plush M-Plaza Hotel in Accra, the Cape Coast-based side stole the march off Keta Senior High and Accra High to win the accolade.

Mfantsipim truly deserve the award for an excellent year where they won all the trophies at stake at the High School level.

They won the Sprite Ball national championship title- their third successive titles which makes them the true giants at their level.

Other distinguished personalities who were also awarded were Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of Ghana Football Association, Adwoa Bayor, former Captain of the Black Queens, Professor Azumah Nelson, the Boxing Legend, and Kennedy Agyepong, Chairman of Kenpong Group of Companies.

Mr Emmanuel Akromah, General Manager of Happy FM, said the idea behind the sports fans award was to enable the various supporters groups to reward sports personalities that are performing creditably.

He said the fans were the best judges of who deserved to be awarded as they had been following the various sporting disciplines with keen interest.

Mr Akromah urged the fans to continue to support the various sporting disciplines, especially the Black Stars, as they prepared to participate in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, adding that the support would help promote peace and unity in the country.

He expressed the hope that the award would be sustained to include the ECOWAS sub-region and the African Union in the coming years.

Nene Okukrubuo Kwesi Agyemang V, a Chief from the Dodowa Traditional Area and Chairman for the occasion, commended Happy FM and the Global Media Alliance for organising the event.

Yahaya Mohammed of Asante Kotoko Football Club won the footballer of the year (Local) while Kwadjo Asamoah who plays for Juventus in Italy, won the footballer of the year (Foreign).

Football Coach of year was given to Didi Dramani of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Athlete of the year, Kwame Dasor and Sports Personality of the year went to James Kwasi Appiah, Coach of the Black Stars.

Football was also adjudged the Sports Discipline of the year.

Other award winners were, Elizabeth Opoku, Hockey Player of the year, Janet Ayiyem, Female Footballer of the year, Patrick Allotey, Boxer of the Year and Esther Lamptey, Tennis Star of the Year.

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