Welcome to my blog. Akwaaba.
I'm a writer/reporter based in Accra and specializing in the coverage of football - mainly Ghanaian football. I write on other stuff too, occasionally - be it on African football or World football in general. Other times, I love to write features that explore the beauty and struggle of life and its culture. I'm passionate about (the limitless varieties and possibilities of) art and storytelling, and its application to humanity.
I have written for many outlets, among them: ESPN, SuperSport, Goal.com, BackPage football, Daily Telegraph (UK) and Pulse Ghana. Once in a while, I can be seen on T.V or heard on radio, though I predominantly love to keep a low profile. I have also served as a Ghanaian football consultant for some people and some institutions, as well as a corespondent for FIFA and Infostrada.
Recently, I was a finalist at the 2015 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi, Kenya and a winner (for Best Writing - Column) at the 2015 Sport Media Pearl Awards in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
I've also collaborated with the late Ghanaian football legend Charles Kumi 'C.K' Gyamfi on his autobiography, a book whose publication date - though in 2016 - will be announced soon. This sort of makes me an author too, which is awesome because it is a fulfillment of a cherished boyhood dream.
I was born in Mmrom, Kumasi - in the Ashanti Region, on the very last day of 1993. I'm an alumnus of K.N.U.S.T Nursery, Primary and Junior High (2008), Achimota School (2012) and the University of Ghana (2016). I speak Twi, Fante, English and of course, like every other sane young male adult in Ghana, Pidgin ;-).
I absolutely love laughter and lightheartedness, family and friends.
Im on twitter too: @fiifianaman.
Thanks for visiting! I do hope most of the stuff here's informative and entertaining. Otherwise, its okay if you feel its rubbish. I feel like that sometimes anyway.
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