CAF appoints Ghanaian commentator for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Ghanaian sports journalist Benjamin Willie Graham has been confirmed by the Confederation of African Football [CAF] as one of the lead communicators for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations which will be held in Egypt in June this year.
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, SportsworldGhana.com understands will be stationed at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo and will thus handle Group C and D matches.
Group C comprises Senegal, Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania while Group D is made up of Morocco, Namibia, Cote d’ivore and South Africa.
Benjamin Willie Graham has risen to become one of Ghana’s best television sports commentators. Born on November 19, 1983, silky-voiced Graham has 14 years experience in journalism and he is now the Senior Operations Officer (Editor), Sports Office at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), and a sports commentator at Ghana Television.
He also worked with South African outfit, SuperSports, as a commentator on the Ghana Premier League before joining Star Times, which later acquired the broadcasting right from the Ghana Football Association for the local league.
The Nzema born Sports journalist has worked on FIFA World cups (2010, 2014) as a radio commentator for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The young energetic and articulate presenter has gradually become the toast of sports listeners in Ghana with his soft voice and good communication skills. Graham was the lead commentator for the 2017 West African Football Union hosted in Ghana, he then moved to Morocco the following year ( 2018) to commentate in the Championship for African Nation tournament ( CHAN).
At the 2018 Total CAF Women’s African Cup of nations, Mr. Benjamin Willie Graham once again proven his worth as the lead commentator for the tournament working extensively for the Confederation of African Graham has also worked with seasoned commentators like Barry Lambert, Paul Dempsey and Steve Vickers for Fox sports Africa. He holds a Masters Degree in Media Management from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The 35 year old young is expected to ginger many Ghanaian young journalists to rise to the highest heights in the field following his selection as one of the commentators for the 2019 Total Egypt African Cup of Nations.