Kwabena Yeboah Personifies Excellent Sports Commentary

Kwabena Yeboah

Kwabena Yeboah is a household name because of his fabulous way of running football commentary both on radio and TV. The man who makes football watching so fascinating, has been doing this for a very long time.

Kwabena Yeboah kind of ‘moved on’ from being a ball boy at the stadium in the 1970’s at age 9. In reality, Mr Yeboah wanted to become legal counselor but along the way, he made a u-turn to do journalism as a result of his passion for sports, particularly football, and what he portrayed as divine intervention.

Being a ball boy drove his enthusiasm to be a sports commentator, especially football. Since 1994, Kwabena Yeboah has had the option to pull in heaps of football fans to their TV sets each Monday to watch him on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) TV’s prime programme – ‘SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS’ because of his expert handling of the program.

He has been a motivation to a large number of these youthful commentators in Ghana and across Africa, and has even guided them in numerous ways. ‘Writer’ as he is famously called by many, has also written for Ghana’s well known and tenable papers (Graphic Sports and African Sports) of which he is the editorial manager of African Sports for such countless years.

The 55 year old also worked with many other top sports workers including commentators around the world. The immaculate English speaker has been a part of selected team group of pundits around the world including Jon Champion, Derek Rae, Martin Tyler to work at FIFA World Cup competitions over the years.

His expert style of sports presentation paved way for him to run commentaries on big matches both at the World Cup and Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON). Listening to him is essentially fabulous!

His inclusion with the electronic media happened by chance when Kwabena was among sports writers covering the SCSA Zone III football competition in Liberia in 1987. Kwabena Yeboah’s lasting stay in running commentary came about when he was invited to do as such in a match on air in 1989. From that point forward, he moved like ‘fire’.

He got a ton of motivation from writers, for example, Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, Kabral Blay Amihere. Ken Bediako, Oheneba Charles, Martin Tyler and Archie McPhereson. He also got same motivation from the late Mr. Harry Sawyerr, Ghana’s former Minister of Transport and Communication. All things considered, he drew gigantic motivations from South Africa’s late powerful leader Nelson Mandela.

In education, Kwabena started his tutoring from Apam Methodist Primary, Akosombo Experimental School, Nkawkaw Presbyterian School, Komenda Local Authority before to going through seven years at the Winneba Secondary School.

He went to the Institute of Journalism from 1982-84 and later on in life did a couple of long periods of football coaching courses in Aarau in Switzerland and Leeds in England in 1995.

Kwabena Yeboah has been the President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, abbreviated as SWAG since July 4, 2015.

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