#AWSportsSummit: I developed interest in sports just before 2010 World Cup – Nana Aba Anamoah

“I developed an interest in sports in 2010. Sports actually found me. I read a lot about football because I knew absolutely nothing about sports then,”

Broadcast Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah developed interest in sports just before the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

She made the revelation during a panel discussion at the maiden Africa Women’s Sports Summit.

“I developed an interest in sports in 2010. Sports actually found me. I read a lot about football because I knew absolutely nothing about sports then,” shared Anamoah.

“The Diva Show was the beginning of sports for me. I learnt sports from people without them knowing, like asking Eva Okyere and Micheal Oti Adjei very basic football questions. I didn’t have a team then but my father is a Manchester United fan so I started following the club. ”

This may come as a surprise to the online following of the GhOneTV News Editor who is known as an ardent supporter of football.

From left: Carol Tshabalala (South Africa), Usher Komugisha (Uganda), Nana Aba Anamoah (Ghana) Lucy Quist (Ghana), Eva Okyere (Ghana). and Miriam Osei Agyemang. (Ghana)

Held at the Alisa Hotel on Wednesday, May 15, the Africa Women’s Sports Summit is an initiative aimed at driving change by advocating for greater inclusion and leadership in the African sports ecosystem.

The Pan-African event takes stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps.

The #AWSportsSummit is the brainchild of International Sports Journalist, Juliet Bawuah. It was Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Kenya Airways, Expert Travel, Dr. Bates Solutions, EIB Network and Stimuluz.

Other speakers at the inaugural edition included Carol Tshabalala (from South Africa), Usher Komugisha (Uganda), Lucy Quist (Ghana) and Eva Okyere (Ghana). It was moderated by radio personality Miriam Osei Agyemang.

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