His story must be on a gold plate – Journalist celebrates Ghana's longest-serving sports broadcaster Kwabena Yeboah

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JUL 20, 2023 LISTEN
Kwabena Yeboah, Ghana's longest-serving sports broadcaster

Sports journalist Jerome Otchere has praised veteran Ghanaian broadcaster, Kwabena Yeboah.

In a tweet on Wednesday, July 19, Mr Otchere called him "a colossus" in Ghana's media landscape.

Mr Yeboah has been hosting GTV's Sports Highlights program for over 30 years, holding the record as the longest-running host on any Ghanaian TV network.

Mr Otchere lauded Mr Yeboah's "exemplary journalism" and his "immeasurably positive and wider impact on many of us."

He said the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) President’s story "must be written on a golden plate - perhaps in a book for us and unborn generations to read."

"Some of us are even unfit to tell his media or journalism story," Mr Otchere noted.

"This morning, with his usual humility even to people far younger than his age, he returned a call I placed to him for his eternally useful insights on a sports-related conversation,” he revealed.

"I can't share or divulge everything," Otchere said, but highlighted some key facts from their conversation as presented below:

- Sports Highlights has had six regular hosts since the 1970s: Winston Davies, Lamptey of the then Specialist Training College (now Winneba Sports College), Edward Faakye, Engineer and NPP politician Kwabena Agyepong, Emanuel Simpson and Kwabena Yeboah.

- Yeboah's debut on the program dates back to 1993/94.

"Kwabena Yeboah is a colossus; that I know," Otchere said. "He exudes wisdom. His humility, calmness, ever-green presence of mind; writing dexterity, and his deft use of words are never in doubt.

“If you ever engage him on any subject, not just sports, please pay maximum respect to one of Ghana’s greatest broadcast journalists in sports,” his post ended in an exciting tone.

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