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22.12.2007 Sports News

Africa Media Games Launched

By Daily Guide

Pre-launch of the maiden edition of 'All Africa Media Games' has been held in Nigeria with the visit of Ghanaian delegates from participating media houses to that country.

The launch saw Ghanaian delegates interacting with Nigerian delegates as well as officials of NTA 2 Channel 5, a Nigerian TV network.

After interactions between the Ghanaian and Nigerian delegates at NTA 2 CHANNEL 5, at Victoria Island in Lagos, the Ghanaians were hosted by NTA staff with an exclusive tour of their broadcasting network and how their extensions work over the 36 states in Nigeria.

At the launch, a speech was read by Mr Mark Larbi Addo, Head of Publicity, on behalf of the Supervising Head of Events, Thelma Neequaye.

The All Africa Media Games will witness the participation of media outfits like the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Ghana News Agency (GNA), Metro TV, GTV, TV3, TV AFRICA, Ghanaian Times, Daily Graphic, The Heritage, DAILY GUIDE, Hot FM and Happy FM from Ghana and Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Daily Times, Vanguard, The Punch, Lagos Television (LTV), Radio Lagos, Channels TV, Silver Bird TV with Rhythms FM, Africa International Television (AIT) with Raypower FM, Cool FM, Nigeria Television Authority NTA 2 Channel 5, Minage Broadcasting International (MBI) TV and Superscreen from Nigeria.

The All Africa Media Games, which comes off in February 2008, will include football (soccer), table tennis, lawn tennis, pool game, and chess.

According to Thelma Neequaye, Supervising Head of Events at Media Traffic, organizers of the games, in subsequent events, media houses from all over Africa would take part in the yearly affair.

She said the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) would play the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) after the group stages of the MTN African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008.