The interest in sports journalism in Ghana is on the rise bringing an unprecedented competition among owners of radio and Tv stations, online portals and the print media to employ the best. From story writing to storytelling, Ghanaian sport journalists are bringing their talents and expertise to bare with the professionalism and enthusiasm with which they execute their tasks.
Getting the top ten is no mean task as there is a tall list of qualified sport journalists to select from. For many with experience who have been in the system for quite some time, this list decided not to include them with the reason that they have acquired legendary status in sports journalism. These legends are Kwabena Yeboah, Carl Tuffour, Michael Oti Adjei, etc.
To provide further details, Sports journalism is a type of journalism that focuses on sporting events and disciplines. It is a popular kind of current media that has a long history of disseminating information, analysis, and opinion to both general and specialized audiences. Broadcast (radio and television), Internet, Print, and Photojournalism are the four types of sports journalism.
The Assessment was done on the following criteria: content (writeup or tv/radio programme), readers/listeners/viewers engagement and multi-sport based interest.
The top ten sports journalists in Ghana are:
10. Yaw Ampofo A. (Max Tv)
9. Countryman Songo (Asempa FM/ Adom TV)
8. Tahiru Fentuo T. (Citi Fm/TV)
7. Kwadwo Mensah M. (Asempa FM)
6. George Addo Jnr (Joy FM/TV/Sports)
5. Bright Kamkam Boadu (Nhyira Fm)
4. Nathaniel Attoh (Joy FM/TV/Sports)
3. Saddick Obama (Angel Fm)
2. Juliet Bawuah (TV3)
1. Gary Al-Smith (Joy FM/TV/Sports)