Ghanaian-based independent media company, TITA Productions, has partnered with the Ghana Institute of Journalismâ€™s Students Representative Council to become the head sponsor of the 2019 GIJ Sports Week Celebration. The deal, worth 2,000 GHS in cash prizes and administrative support and over 1,000 GHS in merchandise, is the first sponsorship package of this kind in the history of the annual event which regroups male and female students to compete in sports events.
This yearâ€™s celebration takes place on Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th at El Wak Sports Stadium from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on both days. Entrance is free and the public is cordially invited to witness some of the nationâ€™s future brilliant media professionals battling it out on the track and field.
The guest of honor is Under-30 entrepreneur and TITA Productions founder, Angela Akua Asante also known as Triple A, whose recent short documentary â€œWe Are TITANSâ€ urges Ghanaâ€™s sports media administration to prioritize youth development funding for young journalists in the country.
Upon partnering with TITA Productions for the 2019 GIJ Sports Week celebration, GIJ-SRC president, Joseph Agbezuke, stated:
â€œThe sponsorship package we have received from Miss Asante and her organization, TITA Productions, is one that we believe will motivate our sports men and women to do more.
â€œIn recent years, she has been quite responsive to initiatives that are beneficial to the development of sports at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
â€œWe are once again thrilled to have her on board for this historic sports week celebration and it is our hope that this partnership will last for as long as possible. We wish her the very best in all her endeavors and we hope to see her at El Wak, come Friday.â€
Meanwhile, Angela Akua Asante has confirmed her attendance on the final day of the week-long celebration on Friday, October 18th. The international football journalist, whose company is named after the acronym (TITA) of her tagline â€œThis Is Triple Aâ€, is expected to offer a midday address to the crowd. She noted:
â€œI’m excited to grace the final day of the 2019 GIJ Sports Week Celebration as a Guest of Honor and sponsor. I look forward to witnessing fierce battles and I congratulate the winners in advance.
â€œEven those that won’t win would still be winners because trying in itself is a commendable act. I want to see both the Men’s and Women’s athletes looking all serious about what the GIJ Sports Week is about: channeling our inner warrior because We Are TITANS!â€
As the special guest, Triple A will kick off the Womenâ€™s Football tournament at 2:00 PM with a penalty strike. Whether the ball will go in or not is one thing to find out on Friday. In the presence of her mother, AAA will then take part in the medals and trophy presentation at 5:00 PM as the event comes to a conclusion.
Independent media production company TITA Productions is sponsoring the Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s awards of two distinct categories: football and 100 meters races. Each of the four winners of the four awards will be offered a 300 GHS cash prize in addition to TITA merchandise whilst the first and second runners-up in the athletics categories will share branded AAA/TITA caps and â€œ#WeAreTITANSâ€ t-shirts.
Angela Akua Asante, who was Ghanaâ€™s only reporter to travel and cover the biggest ever FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup in history (France 2019), explained:
â€œOf course, 300 GHS is a small token but, symbolically, Iâ€™m offering both the Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s awards winners the same amount to underline the importance of gender equality and equal pay.â€
The awards in the football and 100 meters race competitions, sponsored by TITA Productions, have been renamed as follows:
- TITAâ€™s Best Menâ€™s Player of the Tournament (football)
- TITAâ€™s Best Womenâ€™s Player of the Tournament (football)
- TITAâ€™s Menâ€™s 100m Race Winner award (athletics)
- TITAâ€™s Menâ€™s 100m Race 1st runner-up award (athletics)
- TITAâ€™s Menâ€™s 100m Race 2nd runner-up award (athletics)
- TITAâ€™s Womenâ€™s 100m Race Winner award (athletics)
- TITAâ€™s Womenâ€™s 100m Race 1st runner-up award (athletics)
- TITAâ€™s Womenâ€™s 100m Race 2nd runner-up award (athletics)
State of the Art industrial bakery, Daily Food Ltd and Boss Baker, are the other two sponsors on board alongside TITA Productions for the 2019 GIJ Sports Week Celebration.
Source: Triple A Network