Ghana’s leading sports station, Happy98.9 FM and the nation’s No.1 Youth and Urban station; YFM have officially launched their coverage of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The launch, held at the Accra Tourist Information Center on December 13th, 2023 sought to expose the stations’ listeners on radio, followers on digital media and all other stakeholders on content campaigns and their creative conceptualization as the tournament commencement date approaches.
Sports enthusiasts and supporters alike were assured of in-depth analysis from the Happy Sports team known for their creative and fact based commentary in addition to renowned coaches, ex-players and football analysts confirmed as guests for the station’s coverage. Additionally, a 34 – day count down with historical facts and data commenced on the 10th of December in line with next year’s AFCON being the 34th edition.
Among the concepts presented to participants include the Daily Trivia’s, Sports Quiz focused on AFCON, Women analyst segment, Tip of the Day and selected viewings.
Director of Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company; parent company of the two media giants; Timothy Karikari said, “we are excited to bring to you live coverage of the 2023 AFCON. Our brands over the years have demonstrated commitment to delivering dynamic and relevant content that resonates with the interest of our audience. Whereas Happy FM is poised to deliver top notch analysis and commentary to its huge soccer fan base, YFM will dominate in the youth urban broadcasting space and provide on-the-go content for its strategically mobile audience. The best place to tune in to this AFCON season is Happy FM or YFM”, he said.
Ohene Bampoe-Brenya, Host of the Happy Sports Show on Happy FM expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming coverage, stating, “We are thrilled to bring our listeners the best possible experience of AFCON 2023. Our team of experts and pundits will deliver in-depth analysis and commentary, making our brands the go-to destination for all things AFCON.”
AFCON 2023 is scheduled to take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024, in Ivory Coast, where 24 teams will vie for the prestigious continental title. This marks the second time the Africa Cup of Nations finals will be organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Côte d’Ivoire.
In the group stage, the Black Stars of Ghana are set to face formidable opponents, including record champions Egypt, Mozambique, and Cape Verde.
The tournament, consisting of 52 matches, will be hosted in five cities: Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San-Pedro, and Korhogo. To further enhance the fan experience, Happy 98.9 FM will be reporting live from all these locations.
Personalities present at the event included; Akwasi Agyeman (CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority), Anthony Baffoe (General Secretary of PFAG and former Black Stars player, Gloria Hiadzi (Executive Secretary of GIBA), Emmanuel Agyeman Badu (former Black Stars player) Samuel Inkooom (former Black Stars player), Communications Director for the Ministry of Youth and Sports; Charles Amofa, Deputy Director-General of the National Sports Authority Majeed Bawa, Director of the Ghana Football Association Foundation ; Malcom Frazier Appeadu, Veteran sports journalist, Ekow Asmah, Hearts of Oak Legend Mohammed Polo among others.
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