GHANA AND Sunderland footballer Asamoah Gyan was named Ghanaian Sports Personality of the Year at the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) at the Banquet Hall, Accra recently.
The 25-year-old striker edged out Black Star team-mate Richard Kingson and bantamweight boxing world champion Joseph Agbeko.
At last year’s World Cup in South Africa, Gyan scored three goals and led his team to the quarter-finals where they narrowly lost on penalties to Uruguay.
After an impressive display in the World Cup Gyan was signed by Sunderland from French side Rennes for a club record of £13 million.
Gyan - whose international record consists of 23 goals in 46 games including an equaliser against England in March at Wembley - repaid the Black Cats by scoring 11 goals in his debut season in the Premier League.