Ghana’s swift rising football web portal FottballMadeInGhana.com has applauded the efforts of Bundesliga International and broadcast giants StarTimes for organizing a 5-day media visit of the German Bundesliga for some Ghanaian sports journalists.
The collaboration between the two top international bodies saw four top Ghanaian sports journalists including Sheikh Tophic Sienu – Editor, FootballMadeInGhana, Michael Oti Adjei – sport editor for Media General and George Addo Jnr of Multimedia Ghana Ltd visiting and interacting with many top German clubs to study their modus operandi.
The Ghanaian team was led by the Public Relations Officer of StarTimes Ghana, Eli Kondoh.
The visit offered the Ghanaian delegation the opportunity to visit the home grounds of Borussia Dortmund, Signal Iduna Park, and their academy house as well as the home grounds of Eintracht Frankfurk – Commerzbank Arena.
The fan culture, organization and the technological advancement of the German Bundesliga were major areas the team focused on during their interaction with top officials of the Bundesliga International.
The visit has been hailed by the editor of footballmadeinghana.com who believes the experience is priceless, calling on the two bodies to intensify the project.
“It was an amazing experience. The fan culture of the Bundesliga clubs is swashbuckling and their passion for the game, unmatched.
“It is a huge project by the two bodies – Bundesliga International and StarTimes – and they must be applauded for that,” Sheikh Tophic StarTimes Ghana.
He added that the knowledge tapped from the visit will help in educating local fans in patronizing local league games as well as consolidating the passion of Ghanaians for the Bundesliga.
“The experience from the visit will offer us enough to educate the local fan on how to be passionate about their clubs and keep supporting even when the going gets tough,” he added.
“I’ll urge StarTimes and Bundesliga International to intensify the project to offer more Ghanaian sports journalists the opportunity to go through such an unforgettable experience,” he noted.
This is the third year running that the collaboration between the two bodies has seen Ghanaian sports journalists visiting the German Bundesliga.
This year’s visit was also included other sports journalists from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.