AIPS Sport Media Awards: Top 10 Ranking AFRICA

LAUSANNE, January 31, 2019 – Following the unprecedented success of the first edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, AIPS is honored to share the official ranking of the Top 10 submissions from each continent across 8 categories,  as an acknowledgment of sports media worldwide.

The Awards submissions included an inspiring level of journalistic content from across five continents, culminating in a celebration of storytelling excellence in Lausanne on January 21, 2019.

The first edition of the AIPS Awards received an outstanding total of 1273 submissions from 119 nations around the globe. In submitting their work for consideration for the eight categories, colleagues from across the globe engaged in a dialogue of sporting journalism. Such dialogue is crucial in highlighting the importance of our profession and the need to invest in its culture and independence.

Read all about the winners of the inaugural AIPS Sport Media Awardshere.

Below are the Top 10 submissions of the AIPS Sport Media Awards from AFRICA across 8 categories, ranked based on the votes of the international Awards jury.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Sport Action

1. Oliver Ananda, Sports; National amputee football team, SPORTPICHA (Kenya)
2. Oliver Ananda, Sports; Harambee Stars vs Zanzibar Cecafa senior challenge, Citizen Digital (Kenya)
3. Mussie Girmay, Ethiopia primer league challenges, Hatricksport website (Ethiopia)
4. Justina Idoroyen, Ist MOC Grand Prix, New Telegraph Newspaper (Nigeria)
5. Uwihanganye Hardi, Sports photographer, www.RuhagoYacu.com(Rwanda)
6. Justina Idoroyen, Marathon, New Telegraph Newspaper (Nigeria)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY – Portfolio

1. Mohamed Fliss, Russia Final 2018, photosFliss (Tunisia)
2. Cheikh Tidiane Ndiaye, lutte sénégalaise, Les Echos Media/Jotaay.net (Senegal)
3. Drake Sentongo, David Vs Goliath, New Vision (Uganda)
4. Drake Sentongo, Ssempijja awangudde eza Kaggwa Memorial, Bukedde (Uganda)
5. Mohammed Benchrif, Rural woman and sports practice, book of the federation and various media. (Morocco)

 

VIDEO – Documentary

1. Omar Boudi, Le danger des terrains en gazon synthétique (The danger of artificial grass pitches), Echorouk TV Algérie (Algeria)
2. Idah Kamau, Acakoro: from grass to grace, Radio Africa Group Ltd – Bamba Sport TV (Kenya)
3. Bright Yaw Ofosu Larbi, Super Gutter League – Football Played on Drainage Floors, TV3 Network Limited (Ghana)
4. Cellestine Olilo, THE PENALTY, Nation Media Group (Kenya)
5. Grace Mbabazi, Semwanga shafiques dreams of changing the face of Acholi quarters, NBS Television (Uganda)
6. Angela Akua Asante, CRD7 World Cup documentary – a positive Russian experience, CRD7 (CRonaldoDaily.com) (Ghana)
7. Timothy Olobulu, Training with champions – Rongai Athletics Club, CAPITAL FM (Kenya)
8. Christine Dzakah, Documentary on Player Profile and and Sports Story, AE Media (KWESE SPORTS XTRA) (Ghana)
8. Austin Okon-Akpan, Infrastructure development in Nigeria, Channels Television (Nigeria)
8. Bouchaib Brhadda, شباب رياضي و سياسة التهميش, Ritaj presse – OumaTV (Morocco)

 

VIDEO – Athlete profile

1. Debola Adebanjo, The 13-Year-Old Nigerian Serena, BBC (Nigeria)
2. Daniel Sebakijje, Meet Kitty the little chess genius, NBS Television/VOA News (Uganda)
3. Claudia Ekai, Up close with Eliud Kipchoge ahead of World Record Attempt at the 2017 Berlin Marathon, Kwese Sports TV (Kenya)
4. Mahop Ii Andre Jean Mirabeau, Dongmo la reine du lancer, CANAL2INTERNATIONAL (Cameroon)
5. Wanjiku Mwenda, Single amputee footballer turned motivational speaker, Mediamax Network Limited (K24 TV) (Kenya)
6. Édith-Giscard Nono, Eyong Enow La Vie D’un Footballeur Au Service Du Christ, çameditsport (Cameroon)
7. Abreham Kibreab, Zenashe Getachew astonishing football history, Ebs tv (Ethiopia)
8. Debola Adebanjo, When Alex Iwobi went to Lagos, Nigeria, BBC (Nigeria)
9. Daniel Addeh, Etienne Tanangue, le vétéran des pistes, Stad’Afric (Cameroon)
10. Mouayed Skander, The story of an old sports fan named “hanoon”, الحنون يحمل سنوات عمره الثمانين، ومازل متيّما بحب نادي رفيق (Libya)
10. Kitaka Abel, Hussina, Ugandas Para-Olympic Swimmer, Channel 44 TV (Uganda)
10. Ahmed Yamany, Rotation, Rotation (Egypt)

 

WRITING – Best Colour Piece

1. Oluwashina Okeleji, Victor Moses – the asylum-seeking orphan who conquered the Premier League, BBC Sports – African Football (Nigeria)
2. Fiifi Anaman, Grand Ma Minka’s boy: The story of Akwasi Frimpong, Business Insider Africa (Ghana)
3. Cellestine Olilo, Former street girl plays for the national team, Daily Nation (Kenya)
4. Sulayman Bah, From Earning a Million In Football To A Fisherman –The Moving Inside Story of Gambia’s Alasana Camar, Foroyaa Newspaper (Gambia)
5. Ololade Adewuyi, Forsaken champions: Nigeria’s para athletes battle penury, The Guardian (Nigeria)
6. Daniel Nhakaniso, The making of Sables coach Peter de Villiers, The Standard (Zimbabwe)
7. Abdul Abdallah, Dirty Goals in the Ugly Game, The Citizen (Tanzania)
8. Idrissa Sane,  Quatre ans apres sa naturalisation française Hann s’est-il «Kassé», L’Observateur (Senegal)
8. Girmachew Kebede Mengesha, Abraham Mebratu: From voice of the stadium to the voice leading the Ethiopian national team, SOCCER ETHIOPIA (Ethiopia)
8. Farayi Machamire, Football lifts gloom off Mbare Flats, Daily News (Zimbabwe)
8. Elias Makori, Mr President walk the talk, save our long suffering-sports, Daily Nation (Kenya)

 

WRITING – Best Column

1. Mohamed Fangar, يمة صلاح = الصيد البحري.. الفوسفاط = حقوق نقل البروميير ليغ.. صناعة السيارات = عشرة لاعبين (Salah’s Worth = Maritime Fishing Revenue), Hesport.com (Morocco)
2. Marelise Van Der Merwe, The economy of sport – and 6 gender myths stunting growth, Fin24 (South Africa)
3. Solace Chukwu, Why did Africa’s five fail at 2018 World Cup?, Goal (Nigeria)
4. Owusu Ansah Doe, A tale of Kwame Nkrumah, Ohene Djan and Real Republikans, AlfOwusu (Ghana)
5. Thomas (Stak) Sottie, The ‘Silent Killer’ Of Ghana’s First Love [Football], Ghanafans.com (Ghana)
6. Opeyemi Olus, Nigeria’s loss is Bahrain’s gain, Vanguard (Nigeria)
7. Abiy Wendifraw, The Making of Elite Athletes, Ethiopian Business Review (Ethiopia)
8. Ihunanya Okoye, Nigeria Women Football : the way forward, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) freelancer (Nigeria)
9. Angela Akua Asante, When Ghanaian media professionals become unofficial ambassadors to Russia, Joy Multimedia Ghana (Ghana)
9. Opeyemi Olus, One Year after Rio 2016 Paralympics, Nigeria is failing its physically-challenged athletes, Making of Champions Limited (Nigeria)
9. Samuel Frimpong Kwarteng, Humpty Dumpty: game over for Nyantakyi, but jury’s still out on Legacy , thetoughtackle.com (Ghana)

AUDIO

1. Youssouph Bodian, Football Féminin au Sénégal: “Ces filles qui disputent la balle aux garçons” (Women’s Football in Senegal: “These girls who play ball with the boys”, Radio Futurs Médias (RFM) Dakar (Senegal)
2. Leatile Mmutle, The sad but inspiring story of Phiona Mutesi, Duma FM (Botswana)
3. Oluwashina Okeleji, The Sad Story of Nigeria’s Femi Opabunmi, BBC World Football (Nigeria)
4. Ayouba Bigirimana, Women In Sports, RTNB Burundi (Burundi)
5. Timothy Olobulu, Nicholas Bett Tribute, Capital FM (Kenya)
6. Wilfred Mong, Sport City, City FM (Nigeria)
7. Youssouph Bodian, COUPE DU MONDE 2018: Le retour manqué des lions de la Téranga du Sénégal, Radio Futurs Médias (RFM) Dakar (Senegal)
8. Amine Birouk, Film de la Coupe du Monde Russie 2018, Radio Mars (Morocco)
9. Koffi Nunyama, Le gris-gris dans le football, RADIO SPORT FM LOME (Togo)
10. Wa Carlos Kouande, Interview EDDY RABIN (Diffusion Championnat ivoirien sur Canal+), RADIO YOPOUGON 96.8 FM (Côte d’Ivoire)

 

BLOG

1. Gideon Kofi Nyamekye, Stephen Appiah: The Meteoric Rise of an Urchin to a Soccer Churchill, Kickgh.com (Ghana)
2. Akinbode Oguntuyi, Sad Ikeme News and the Hidden Consequences for Nigeria, Booday10.com (Nigeria)
3. Akinbode Oguntuyi, Is it time for Mourinho to take a break?,www.booday10.com (Nigeria)
4. Yassine Maloumi, المونديال القطري… والطموح المغربي, ECHOUROUK NEWS PAPER (Algeria)
5. Terence Wood, The Beautiful Game: Deceptive Players, Gullible Supporters., Terence Wood (Ghana)
7. Owusu Ansah Doe, AlfOwusu | The Best In Ghanaian Football Articles, AlfOwusu | The Best In Ghanaian Football Articles (Ghana)
8. Terence Wood, Arsène Wenger & the Vicissitudes of Leadership, Terence Wood (Ghana)
9. Gildas Adimou Boko, Benin-Gambie U 20, Gilsport (Benin)
10. James Oduor, Oti Father’s Favorite Phrase, Wadau TV (Kenya)
10. James Oduor, “We Must Relive History” Gor Mahia Fans, Wadau TV (Kenya)

 

Note: In cases where certain submissions received an equal amount of votes, the submissions in question received the same ranking

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