Sierra Leone’s Ishmail Saidu Kanu has been shortlisted as one of the 10 Best Sports Journalists In Africa in the AIPS Sports Media Awards 2023.. The awards, which recognize excellence in sports journalism across the globe, saw Kanu make a big impression with his outstanding coverage of sporting events giving him a spot.
Kanu, who works Broadcasting Network (BBN) Radio was ranked in 9th in the AUDIO category of Top 10 Best African Best Sports Journalists, with the story titled, ‘Age Fraud: A Threat To Football Development In Sierra Leone’., has been covering sports. His passion for sports and his ability to tell compelling stories has earned him a spot to win big from the AIPS Sports Media Awards, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in sports journalism.
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LAUSANNE, May 22, 2023 – The AIPS Sport Media Awards are proud to announce the continental rankings for Africa.
- Rolf Steve Domia-leu Bohoula (Central African Republic), Street football in Bangui – Radio France Internationale, RFI
- Ruth Keah (Kenya), Girls continue their education through the Rabai-Kenya soccer game – Rahma Broadcasting Limited
- Smail Berhail (Algeria), When football served the Algerians quest for freedom – Radio Algérie international
- Gaone Pearl Kerileng (Botswana), Raising awareness about Anti-doping – Gabz FM and Gazette Stringer
- Shadrack Andenga Odinga (Kenya), Holy unholy football – Mediamax limited
- Mugume Rwakaringi (Uganda), Jagwe Musafaru reviving hopes of sight impaired in Uganda through football – Voice of America
- Seydi Saikou (Senegal), Recycling in football clubs in senegal – Iradio
- Kangni Follykoe (Togo), Doping in athletes, a public health problem: causes and risks – Sport FM Lome
- Ishmail Saidu Kanu (Sierra Leone), Age Fraud: A Threat to Football Development in Sierra Leone – Believers Broadcasting Network (BBN) Radio
- Bienvenu Elie Gbelo (Central African Republic), Tribute to Nelson Mandela, his ideology celebrated through football – Radio Ndeke Luka.
The AIPS Sports Media Awards are judged by a panel of international experts in sports journalism. The awards recognize excellence in various categories such as photography, writing, broadcasting, and digital media.
Kanu’s achievement to be shortlisted is a source of pride for Sierra Leone, which has been striving to improve its sports industry. With more journalists like Kanu covering sports in the country, Sierra Leone can continue to build a strong sporting culture and inspire future generations of athletes.