The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has honored former Ghanaian international, Nii Odartey Lamptey with a Meritorious Awards.
SWAG recognized Nii Odartey Lamptey with the award for the latter’s enormous and immeasurable contribution to Ghana Football.
The former Black Stars player first won the SWAG Footballer of the year in 1990/1991 season and led Ghana to win its first-ever World Cup at a tender age of 15, was honoured for his exceptional performance during his playing days, and currently a social influence in his life after football.
Nii Odartey Lamptey is known for his erratic career, in which he became a superstar as a teenager and was hailed as the new Pelé.
He retired from football in 2008 and now breeds cattle and sheep on a farm on the outskirts of Accra and manages an academy and the Glow Lamp school.
The 45th SWAG MTN Awards will be held at the Splash Alisa Hotel on Saturday, October 10, with the Chief Justice gracing the event.