Rosalind Amoh Urges Female Sports Journalists To Stand Up To The Tests


Deputy sports editor at the Graphic Communications Group, Rosalind Amoh has advised young female sports writers and presenters to be fearless, but respectful and rise up to face and overcome challenges in the male dominated field.

Speaking at the Accra Sports Stadium during the third anniversary of Women In Sports Association (WISA NGO), which she is an executive member, she revealed that 25 years in the media industry is no mean achievement though it did not come easy with many frustrations and discouragements, but she forced on and worked hard to be noticed.

Now treasurer of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) for the second time after winning elections, she said one must be creative and innovative to work in the media, and making it to the top comes with a lot of sacrifices and challenges.

According to the caring mother, combining household chores, writing and organizing sporting activities as well as other extra curricula programmes is not easy, however one must be determined to succeed and her dream is to make it big and bigger where people expect least from her.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Women’s League Board member expressed that she loved writing and sports, so becoming a top sports journalist in Ghana is no mean achievement and thanked the members of WISA NGO for recognising and rewarding her.

“For me, sports journalism is a passion and a calling, so no one can discourage me. I have promised myself to work hard despite being surrounded by men. I am never intimidated, I rather feel secured and protected.

I am very much grateful to the Almighty for bringing me this far” she said.
Rosalind Amoh won the best student in sports writing at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), and that motivated her to strive on for more laurels.

She recounted meeting only one female sports journalist (Perpetual Crentsil) after completing the school of journalism, but currently there are over 30 females working on radio, television, online and for newspapers.
She urged them to work harder to attract international assignments and awards.

Story by Sammy Heywood Okine

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