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AIPS Sport Media Awards: 377 submissions from 34 African countries celebrate an eager continent

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International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (https://www.AIPSmedia.com) received 377 submissions from Africa for the third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, as the continent increased its participation by almost 20 per cent with 34 countries represented. Africa broadens its participation presenting new countries – Burkina Faso, Namibia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan – to the international stage.

This rewarding feedback comes after several AIPS initiatives that have been warmly welcomed by the African continent: the launch of the AIPS e-College, the AIPS World e-Conference, etc. Nigeria is the most represented country with 82 submissions in total.

The third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards amassed a record of 1871 submissions (in 34 different languages) coming from 129 different countries.

With all continents represented, this edition highlights the remarkable resilience and importance of sports journalism amid the coronavirus pandemic, touching on local and international stories that dominated headlines between October 2019 and November 2020.

The AIPS Sport Media Awards team would like to thank all participants for their interest in these difficult times. Certificates were sent to all participants a few weeks after the submissions deadline.

Here is the list of the 334 African participating journalists in all the categories of the AIPS Sport Media Awards:

AUDIO            
Gaone Pearl Kerileng (Botswana) Gabz FM and CAFOnline and Gazette Stringer
Alain Muhirwa (Burundi) Radio Buja FM
Bienvenu Elie Gbelo (Central African Republic) Radio Ndeke Luka
Laetitia Ehunza Dembo (Congo) Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise
Masika Sinandugu Justine (Congo) Radio Télévision Unité Beni RTU
Lukwesa Lwafwe Amza (Congo) Radio Voix de l'Université Officielle de Semuliki VUOS
Elinam Tilda Acorlor (Ghana) Freelancer
Wa Carlos Kouande (Ivory Coast) Radio Yopougon 96.8 FM
Sophy Okello (Kenya) Freelancer
Timothy Olobulu (Kenya) Capital Group Limited
Bright Kanyama (Malawi) Zodiak Broadcasting Station
Deinma Abaku (Nigeria) Radio Wave FM
Amarachi Emereonye (Nigeria) Darling fm Owerri
David Oku (Nigeria) FLO-FM 94.9 Umuahia Abia State
Youssouph Bodian (Senegal) Radio Futurs Médias
Jody Hendricks (South Africa) Freelancer
Vuyo Macoba (South Africa) Radio
Feroz Shaik (South Africa) Freelancer
Koffi Franck Nunyama (Togo) Radio Sport FM Lome
Arnaud Nounagnon Acakpo Tindji (Zimbabwe) Radio Capp FM

PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO                
Mussie Girmay (Ethiopia) Hatricksport website
Dominic Arkorful (Ghana) Freelancer
Erick Barasa (Kenya) The Star Kenya
Gordwin Odhiambo (Kenya) AFP
Helge Schutz (Namibia) The Namibian
Tielman Van Lill (Namibia) Republikein Newspaper
Arnaud Bocco (Togo) Foot.tg
Mehdi Jebalia (Tunisia) Infosfoot.NET
Badreddine Tnani (Tunisia) Sportnews7-24.com

PHOTOGRAPHY SPORT ACTION                      
Mussie Girmay (Ethiopia) Hatricksport website
Martha Belay Workenh (Ethiopia) Ethio-Kickoff
King Afriyie Akuffo (Ghana) Freelancer
Yaw Ansa-Asare (Ghana) Freelancer
Dominic Arkorful (Ghana) Freelancer
Isaiah Juma (Kenya) Freelancer
Sila Kiplagat (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Rogers Ndegwa (Kenya) Mediamax Limited Network
Djelika Guindo (Mali) Lesportif228.Com
Helge Schutz (Namibia) The Namibian
Yisa Azeez Asipita (Nigeria) Freelancer
Deji Ogeyingbo (Nigeria) Making of Champions
Johan Orton (South Africa) Freelancer
Mawule Komlan Adzogble (Togo) Freelancer
Johnson Were (Uganda) Freelancer
Noah Silomba (Zambia) Freelancer

VIDEO ATHLETE PROFILE                     
Sandrine Zougouri (Burkina Faso) Bf1 Ouagadougou
Christian Chibueze (Ghana) Volta1 TV/ Global FM
Bawuah Juliet (Ghana) Miss
Sayon Kourouma (Guinea) Cis Médias
Wakhisi Moses Isaiah (Kenya) Standard Media group KTN News
Sophy Okello (Kenya) Freelancer
Yisa Azeez Asipita (Nigeria) Freelancer
Sam Mbonu (Nigeria) Freelancer
David Oku (Nigeria) FLO-FM 94.9 Umuahia Abia State
Vaylen Kirtley (South Africa) Freelancer

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY           
Omar Boudi (Algeria) Freelancer
Salifou Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) Freelancer
Franck Ghislain Onguene (Cameroon) Freelancer
Nadjilem Reoutoloum (Chad) Comite Olympique Tchadien
Mohamed Elgazar (Egypt) Alwatan Newspaper
Mamadou Cellou Tata Diallo (Guinea) Freelancer
Celestine Karoney (Kenya) BBC Africa
Chris Migwambo (Kenya) K24 TV
Wakhisi Moses Isaiah (Kenya) Standard Media group KTN News
Geoffrey Oiruria (Kenya) KTN News
Idah Waringa (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Aabir Rharib (Morocco) Freelancer
Merit Jay Abaianyam (Nigeria) Salvation Television
Seydi Saikou (Senegal) Emedia Invest Group
Vaylen Kirtley (South Africa) Freelancer
Nkululeko Nkewu (South Africa) Massiv Metro & iDiskiTV
Cyrus Rogers (South Africa) Sports
Lance Santos (South Africa) TRT World

VIDEO SHORT FEATURE                      
Yassine Bouali (Algeria) Salama Magazine- Mondial Tv
Ali Moumouni (Benin) Canal 3 Bénin
Hilay Christelle Tolo Kpadonou (Benin) Freelancer
Rene-Victoria Ekounga (Cameroon) Freelancer
Elsayed Ali (Egypt) Btolat.com
Rifaat El Nagar (Egypt) Freelancer
Gary Al-Smith (Ghana) Freelancer
Seyram Abla De-Souza (Ghana) JoyNews TV
Bawuah Juliet (Ghana) Miss
Bright Yaw Ofosu Larbi (Ghana) TV3 Network
Daniel Yeboah (Ghana) Media General Ghana
Mamadou Cellou Tata Diallo (Guinea) Freelancer
Sayon Kourouma (Guinea) Cis Médias
Joab James Apopo (Kenya) Mediamax Network LTD
Ruth Arege (Kenya) Madgoat Tv
Claudia Ekai (Kenya) Freelancer
Michelle Katami Guda (Kenya) BBC
Bernard Ndong (Kenya) Royal Media Services
Brian Otwal (Kenya) Freelancer
Idah Waringa (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Mouayed Skander (Libya) WTV
Janine Anthony (Nigeria) BBC Africa TV Sport
Sopirinye Jaja (Nigeria) Rivers State Television
Juliet Mafua (Nigeria) British Broadcasting Corporation
Udoka Njoku (Nigeria) Plus TV Africa
Austin Okon-Akpan (Nigeria) Television
Oluwagbenga Salu (Nigeria) Freelancer
Ridwan Yusuf (Nigeria) Concise News Global
Souleymane Diassy (Senegal) Freelancer
Tandakha Ndiaye (Senegal) Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise RTS
Amy Wane (Senegal) SétanalSport
Justin Ford (South Africa) eNCA
Daniel Addeh (Togo) Freelancer
Grace Mbabazi (Uganda) Nbs television
Olivia Nakate (Uganda) Vision Group
Daniel Sebakijje (Uganda) NBS Television

WRITING BEST COLOUR PIECE                 
Nazim Bessol (Algeria) Botola
Djamel Ouaglal (Algeria) Botola
Gadri Tarik (Algeria) FIFA.com
Gaone Pearl Kerileng (Botswana) Gabz FM
Mugisha Hervé (Burundi) Groupe de Presse IWACU
Albert Atangana Fouda (Cameroon) Freelancer
Caristan Isseri A Maben (Cameroon) Quotidien Le Jour
Ekonde Daniel Kongo (Cameroon) Freelancer
Boris Esono Nwenfor (Cameroon) Pan African Visions
Ghada Abdel-Kader (Egypt) Al-Ahram Foundation
Elsayed Ali (Egypt) Btolat.com
Mohamed Elgazar (Egypt) Alwatan Newspaper
Yaw Ampofo (Ghana) Adoa Media Consult
Fiifi Anaman (Ghana) Freelancer
Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana) Pulse.com.gh
Aristo Dotse (Ghana) Soccernet
Okai Gyimah Edmund (Ghana) Freelancer
Bright Yaw Ofosu Larbi (Ghana) TV3 Network 
John Vigah (Ghana) New Times Corporation 
Terence Wood (Ghana) Freelancer
Samson Ateka (Kenya) Radio Africa Group
Festus Chuma (Kenya) Ducor Sports
Rodgers Eshitemi (Kenya) The Standard Media Group
Jeff Kinyanjui (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Agnes Makhandia (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Elias Makori (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Grace Musyimi (Kenya) Freelancer
Stephen Ochieng' (Kenya) Freelancer
Timothy Olobulu (Kenya) Capital Group Limited
Joel Omotto (Kenya) People Daily
Tom Osanjo (Kenya) Freelancer
Bernard Rotich (Kenya) Nation Media Group LTD
Emmanuel Sabuni (Kenya) The Star Newspaper
Pledge Jali (Malawi) Nation Publications Limited (NPL)
Peter Kanjere (Malawi) Freelancer
Mphatso Malidadi (Malawi) Malawi News
Mohammed Benchrif (Morocco) Freelancer
Regragui Dakhay (Morocco) Sport7.ma
Tazarni Idriss (Morocco) Al3omk.com
Jesse Jackson Kauraisa (Namibia) Namibian Sun
Michael Uugwanga (Namibia) Confidente Newspaper
Samuel Ahmadu (Nigeria) Goal.com
Edikan Akpan (Nigeria) Nigeria Football and Others Media
Gowon Akpodonor (Nigeria) The Guardian Newspaper
Janine Anthony (Nigeria) BBC Africa TV Sport
Solace Chukwu (Nigeria) Goal
Daniel Esebre (Nigeria) Realsportsupdate.com
Chidiebere Ezeani (Nigeria) Freelancer
Omozokpia Faith (Nigeria) Freelancer
Bayour Issah (Nigeria) Freelancer
Bethel Kalu (Nigeria) Freelancer
Christopher Maduewesi (Nigeria) Makingofchamps.com
Enitan Obadina (Nigeria) Freelancer
Precious Odabi (Nigeria) Newsverge
Emmanuel Oladele (Nigeria) Nigeria Football
Tolu Olasoji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Monsurah Olatunji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Ajibade Olusesan (Nigeria) New Telegraph Newspapers
Tosin Oluwalowo (Nigeria) The Punch Nigeria Ltd
Olamide Sunday Oyetunji (Nigeria) Nigeria Football and Others
Zazi Bariza Samuel (Nigeria) Freelancer
Idrissa Sane (Senegal) L'Observateur
Alusine Rehme Wilson (Sierra Leone) Ball Newspaper
Kaunda Chama (South Africa) Online
Rob Delport (South Africa) Freelancer
Adrian Ephraim (South Africa) Eyewitness News
Daniel Gallan (South Africa) Freelancer
Busisiwe Mokwena (South Africa) Kaya FM
Said Nick (South Africa) Freelancer
Craig Ray (South Africa) Daily Maverick
Cyrus Rogers (South Africa) Eleven23 Media
Yanga Sibembe (South Africa) Daily Maverick
Eshlin Vedan (South Africa) Independent Media
Duku Kei Emmanuel (South Sudan) Juba Monitor Newspaper
Mohamed Fadlalla Khalil (Sudan) Sudanese sports newspaper Al Jawhara
Hiam Salih (Sudan) Remuntada
Abdul Abdallah (Tanzania) Freelancer
Harun Lugoya (Tanzania) Freelancer
Momodou Bah (The Gambia) Freelancer
Lamin Fadera (The Gambia) Freelancer
Baboucarr Fallaboweh (The Gambia) Freelancer
Omar Jarju (The Gambia) The Chronicle
Souhail Khmira (Tunisia) Freelancer
George Katongole Kiwanuka (Uganda) Freelancer
Faith Myrel Kiai (Uganda) New Vision Printing and Publishing
Noah Silomba (Zambia) Freelancer
Albert Marufu (Zimbabwe) Freelancer
Farai Shawn Matiashe (Zimbabwe) Freelancer
Noel Munzabwa (Zimbabwe) Freelancer
Daniel Nhakaniso (Zimbabwe) Alpha Media Holdings
Thobekile Nyoni (Zimbabwe) Pitch Patrol
Mehluli Sibanda (Zimbabwe) Sunday News

WRITING BEST COLUMN                            
Nazim Bessol (Algeria) Botola
Maher Mezahi (Algeria) Freelancer
Habonimana Fleurette (Burundi) Akeza.net
Albert Atangana Fouda (Cameroon) Freelancer
Osama Ali Ahmed Abdelmonem Elswisiy (Egypt) Alkass TV
Nasser Mohamed (Egypt) Aljazeera media network
Abiy Mekonnen (Ethiopia) Freelancer
Martha Belay Workenh (Ethiopia) Ethio-Kickoff
Mudasiru Abdul Yakeen (Ghana) Daily statesman
Elinam Tilda Acorlor (Ghana) Freelancer
David Afful (Ghana) Freelancer
Akakpo Agodji (Ghana) Ashh FM
Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (Ghana) Global Media Alliance
Samuel Appiah (Ghana) Multimedia Group Limited
Owusua Appiah-Fei (Ghana) Freelancer
Godfred Budu (Ghana) Kickgh.com
Christian Chibueze (Ghana) Volta1 TV
Aristo Dotse (Ghana) Soccernet
Okai Gyimah Edmund (Ghana) Freelancer
Bernard Ebo Esar Osei (Ghana) Omni Media
Emmanuel Frimpong (Ghana) Herosportsgh.com
Bushran Mohammed (Ghana) Freelancer
Francis Pieterson (Ghana) Sikka FM
Adamu Seidu (Ghana) 442gh.com
Abdullah Shaibu (Ghana) Ghanafootballnews.com
John Vigah (Ghana) New Times Corportation
Terence Wood (Ghana) Freelancer
Rodgers Eshitemi (Kenya) The Standard Media Group
Samuel Gacharira (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Elias Makori (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Tom Osanjo (Kenya) Freelancer
Samuel Ouma (Kenya) Pan African Visions
Abdelbassat Elhajoui (Morocco) Freelancer
Hassan Abdulsalam (Nigeria) Freelancer
Edikan Akpan (Nigeria) Nigeria Football and Others Media
Adeleke Ayoola (Nigeria) Freelancer
Solace Chukwu (Nigeria) Goal
Eric Dumo (Nigeria) Sahara Reporters
Olaolu Fawole (Nigeria) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
Bethel Kalu (Nigeria) Freelancer
Christopher Maduewesi (Nigeria) Makingofchamps.com
Deji Ogeyingbo (Nigeria) Making of Champions
Oluwashina Okeleji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Joseph Okiche (Nigeria) Sportivation.com.ng
Jeremiah Ola (Nigeria) Ojbsport
Emmanuel Oladele (Nigeria) Nigeria Football and Others Media
Monsurah Olatunji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Olatunji Ololade (Nigeria) The Nation Newspaper
Tosin Oluwalowo (Nigeria) The Punch Nigeria Ltd.
Destiny Onoigboria (Nigeria) Plustv Africa
Oluwaseun Oyediji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Agbaje Timothy (Nigeria) Freelancer
Ridwan Yusuf (Nigeria) Concise News Global
Desmond Tunde Coker (Sierra Leone) Freelancer
Bongani Dlamini (South Africa) Freelancer
Adrian Ephraim (South Africa) Eyewitness News
Eddy Fwamba (South Africa) Freelancer
Daniel Gallan (South Africa) Freelancer
Ben Pather (South Africa) Freelancer
Craig Ray (South Africa) Online
Marelise Van Der Merwe (South Africa) Fin24
Kodjo Mawuli Avuletey (Togo) Mawakisports.net
Arnaud Bocco (Togo) Foot.tg
Abdel Aziz Hali (Tunisia) La Presse de Tunisie
Ernest Akorebirungi (Uganda) Kawowo Sports
Aaron Mubanga (Zambia) Freelancer
Mandla Moyo (Zimbabwe) Freelancer

YOUNG REPORTERS BROADCASTING                   
Maher Mezahi (Algeria) Freelancer
Salifou Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) Freelancer
Clarisse Sih (Cameroon) Cameroon Radio Television
Mihret Tesfaye (Ethiopia) Bisrat FM 101.1 Radio
Stephen Keter (Kenya) Nation Media Group
Kelvin Kimaili (Kenya) Citizen TV
Geoffrey Oiruria (Kenya) KTN News
Bright Kanyama (Malawi) Zodiak Broadcasting Station
Aabir Rharib (Morocco) Freelancer
Deinma Abaku (Nigeria) Wave FM
Pelumi Abiara (Nigeria) Radio
Chidiebere Anugwolu (Nigeria) Nigeria Info FM 99.3
Ogu Onyinyechi (Nigeria) Galaxy Television
Dominic Victor (Nigeria) Freelancer
Clarisse Uwimana (Rwanda) B&B-Umwezi
Souleymane Diassy (Senegal) Freelancer
Dominique Mendy (Senegal) SN Sport
Sally Jeng (The Gambia) Paradise tv Gambia
Olivia Nakate (Uganda) Vision Group
Tatenda Gondo (Zimbabwe) Freelancer

YOUNG REPORTERS PHOTOGRAPHY                   
King Afriyie Akuffo (Ghana) Freelancer
Frank Darkwah (Ghana) 442gh.com
Mary Eshun (Ghana) Sikafotos
Sila Kiplagat (Kenya) Nation Media Group

YOUNG REPORTERS WRITING                 
Oratile A K Otsetswe (Botswana) Freelancer
Habonimana Fleurette (Burundi) Akeza.net media
Caristan Isseri A Maben (Cameroon) Quotidien Le Jour
Ekonde Daniel Kongo (Cameroon) Freelancer
Aly Behery (Egypt) Shorouk Daily Newspaper
Kidus Yemiru (Ethiopia) Hatrick Sport
Mudasiru Abdul Yakeen (Ghana) Daily statesman
David Afful (Ghana) Freelancer
Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (Ghana) Global Media Alliance
Yaw Ampofo (Ghana) Adoa Media Consult
Fiifi Anaman (Ghana) Freelancer
Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana) Pulse.com.gh
James Ohenba Mckeown (Ghana) Freelancer
Bushran Mohammed (Ghana) Freelancer
Linus Siaw Nartey (Ghana) Freelancer
Samuel Gacharira (Kenya) Nation Media Group 
Eric Njiru (Kenya) Homeboyz Radio
Stephen Ochieng' (Kenya) Freelancer
Diana Yonah (Kenya) Freelancer
Omar Chraibi (Morocco) Assahifa.com
Merit Jay Abaianyam (Nigeria) Salvation Television
Hassan Abdulsalam (Nigeria) Freelancer
Toyosi Afolayan (Nigeria) Ojbsport
Abiodun Awonusi (Nigeria) Soccerhub.com.ng
Hanifat Mustapha (Nigeria) Freelancer
Precious Odabi (Nigeria) Newsverge
Esther Ogala (Nigeria) Daily Times
Tolu Olasoji (Nigeria) Freelancer
Olamide Sunday Oyetunji (Nigeria) Nigeria Football and Others
Taiye Taiwo (Nigeria) Freelancer
Reliance Udoenyin (Nigeria) Today 95.1FM
Alusine Rehme Wilson (Sierra Leone) Ball Newspaper
Liam Bekker (South Africa) Kick Off Magazine
Lorenz Köhler (South Africa) Kick Off
Tokelo Martin Mokhesi (South Africa) FARPost
Yanga Sibembe (South Africa) Daily Maverick
Mpendulo Sithole (South Africa) Front Runner
Leonard Solms (South Africa) Freelancer
Omar Jarju (The Gambia) The Chronicle
Ernest Akorebirungi (Uganda) Kawowo Sports
Aaron Mubanga (Zambia) Freelancer
Farai Shawn Matiashe (Zimbabwe) Freelancer

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