Football Africa Arena (FAA) has been named Osasu Obiyauma as the African football journalist of the year 2019.
“Osasu’s work in dispensing information about Governance in African football has been exceptional. It’s deep, it’s well-informed, and it’s easy to read,” FAA President Collins Okinyo.
Osasu’s work in 2019 educating, and informing the masses was quite outstanding. Ethical,objective,consistent, accurate, controlled , an object lesson in how to report on football governance and accountability.”
“Osasu has been a strong and provocative voice with a passion for shaping of the conversation of African football.A beliver of integrity and good governance he has set the bar high for other journalists to emulate” Okinyo added.
Members of the Football Africa Arena were full of praise for Osasu for his distinguished work in advocating for good governance in African football.
Sample some of the comments below:
Hope Chizuzu from Zimbabwe: No contest, even Osasu couldn’t beat Osasu to tea. Well done, the ultimate fighter of good governance and accountability.
Robin Toskin from Kenya: Congratulations @Osasu 2 ! My hand has touched the ground.
George Essien from Nigeria: Hate him or love him, his passion for football reportage is second to none at the moment. Congrats Monsieur
Coudjoe Amankwa from Ghana: Congratulations Osasu!
Robson Sharuko from Zimbabwe: By wide and far the best by a distance I might not agree with him all the time but what a man and a gentleman
Velili Mbuli Myandu from South Africa: Congrats legend…you’ve been on a roll in 2019…. @Osasu 2
Phillipe Doucet from France: Congrats @Osasu 2 !
Michael Oti Adjei from Ghana: Congratulations @Osasu 2. As always your chauffeur awaits here
Jalal from Morocco: Congratulations @Osasu 2
Aderonke Bello from Nigeria:Well deserved
Who is Osasu Obayiuwana
A qualified lawyer but functioning, mostly, as a journalist, broadcaster and blogger for nearly 25 years.
Osasu has also previously been a consulting football producer/programme maker for SuperSport, the pan-African television sports channel, as well as being an adjunct journalism fellow at Pan-African University in Lagos, Nigeria.
Osasu has had a 25-year working career, in England, with BBC’s World Service Radio, BBC TV Sport and BBC Sport’s Internet division, travelling throughout Europe, Africa and Asia working since 1995.
Osasu has also reported for Reuters, The Guardian and Observer newspapers of London, Die Welt in Germany, Weekly Soccer Magazine in Japan, The Voice of America Radio network, Switzerland’s Facts magazine, Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper and South Africa’s Sowetan Soccer magazine, as well as worked on an IMG/ TWl team (The makers of the television programme, FIFA Futbol Mundial) that covered the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.
Football Africa Arena (FAA) is the largest and most respected African football Whatsapp Group forum that has in its ranks African FA Presidents, Top African football journalists in Africa,top football administrators,marketers,football business speciliasts,match agents, and many more people from the industry.
Since inception in 2014 FAA have strived hard to help transform and shape the football narrative in Africa through various initiatives.