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SWASAL-Mercury Int’l annual national sports awards night 2011

SWASAL-Mercury Int’l annual national sports awards night 2011

The general public is hereby informed that the 2nd Annual National Sports Awards Night organized by the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), in collaboration with Mercury International (SL) Ltd., will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2011, at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building, in Freetown at 8:30pm prompt.

Already in the public domain is a list of nominees for the various categories of awards selected by some 15 sports associations and at least 30 Sports Journalists country-wide.

SWASAL is admonishing the general public to vote for those nominees they think should be awarded for their outstanding performance (s) during the last 11 months.

People wishing to take part in the voting process should send a short text message containing the name of the athlete/personality they want to be awarded and the category of award to 088-100-800.

The public is further notified that a person can only vote once with a particular mobile phone number for each of the nominees in the various categories.

The deadline for voting is Wednesday 30th November 2011, 12 midnight sharp.

Below is the full list of nominees for the various categories of awards.



1. Football

Best Player 2011

Mohamed ‘Poborsky’ Bangura
Ibrahim Tetteh Bangura
Ibrahim K. Fofanah 

Best Coach 2011

Soccoh Arun Conteh
Christian Cole
John Keister 

Best Team 2011

Ports Authority FC
FC Johansen
Leone Stars 

2, Athletics 

Best Male Athlete 2011

Ibrahim Turay
Thomas Vandi
Osman Conteh 

Best Female Athlete 2011

Rebecca Ansumana
Michaella Kargbo
Ola Isata Sesay 

3, Cricket 

Best Cricketer 2011

Lansana Lamin
Abu Bakarr Kamara

4, Volleyball 2011

 Best Male Volleyball player 2011

Mohamed Benson Bawoh
Abu Bakarr Bangura
Sanpha A. Kamara 

Best Female Volleyball player 2011

Hawa Kargbo
Zainab Kamara 

5, Basketball 

Best Basketball player 2011

Oladipipoh Robin-Coker
James Johnson
Rahim Johnson
Trevor Turner 

6, Boxing 

Best Boxer 2011

Abu Bakarr Kanu
Franklyn Mayei
Edward Bangura 

7, Cycling

Best Cyclist 2011

Augustine Sesay
Moses Sesay
Mohamed Thorlley 

8, Handball

 Best Handball player 2011

Teddy Campbell
Henry Gbetuwa
Amidu Koroma

 9, Weight Lifting 

Best Weightlifter 2011

Abu Bakarr Kabia (Vuga)
Muctarr Job
William Jarrett

10, Golf 

Best Golfer 2011

Brima Mansaray
Jerry Dumbuya
Paul Kargbo

 11, Lawn Tennis 

Best Lawn Tennis Male Player 2011

Hindolo Karim
Abu Bakarr Bangura
Mohamed Bah 

Best Lawn Tennis Female player 2011

Fudia Kargbo (Mbalu)
Mariatu Dumbuya
Mattu Kamara

12, Judo 

Best Judo fighter 2011

Philip Omolabi Decker
Samuel Karim (Side Kick)
Frederick Harding 

13, Karate 

Best Karatekan 2011

Idrissa Kargbo
Leslie Smith
Mohamed Speer Bangura 

14, Wrestling 

Best Wrestler 2011

David T. Conteh
Abdulai Rogers
Alpha Bangura 

15, Squash

 Best Squash Player 2011

Ernest Bai Koroma
Charles Aruna
Issa Kamara 

Other Categories Of Awards To Vote For 

Golden Jubilee Sports Awards-Female Footballer
Golden Jubilee Sports Awards-Male Footballer
Golden Jubilee Sports Awards-Athletics
Golden Jubilee Sports Awards-Cricket             
Golden Jubilee Sports Awards-Sports Administrator
Star Prize- Fode Kande Award
SWASAL Presidential Award 2011 

Frank Magnus Ernest Cole, National Secretary General, SWASAL 

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