From Bekwai to DOL Board Member, the humble rise of Sheikh Tophic Sienu

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From Bekwai to DOL Board Member, the humble rise of Sheikh Tophic Sienu
From Bekwai to DOL Board Member, the humble rise of Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul Kadir popularly known as ‘Sheikh Tophic Sienu’ started radio with Garden City Radio in Kumasi in 2008 and worked until 2013 when he moved to head Dess FM Sports in Bekwai.

After a year, he joined Alpha Radio and together with Spaceman, they introduced evening sports in Kumasi in 2014.

While working as a broadcaster, Sheikh Tophic was operating his own blog sportsinnow.blogspot.com which was established in 2012 and occasionally wrote for the Graphic Sports. Sheikh Tophic has worked with several online portals including Ghanasoccernet, Sportscrusader, 442gh.com and is currently the editor for footballmadeinghana.com.

He’s a football pundit whose selfless coverage of the Ghanaian local league is unmatched and doubles as a Bundesliga pundit who visited Germany a year ago on a tour of the German Bundesliga.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu in Germany covering the German Bundesliga
Sheikh Tophic Sienu in Germany covering the German Bundesliga

He does football punditry with many top television outfits including GTV, GTV Sports+ and Metro TV. He comes with a great deal of experience as he is currently a member of the Division One League Board.

Born in Ashanti Bekwai, the experienced journalist trained as a teacher from Wesley College of Education and continued at Winneba for his first degree in Educational Psychology before enrolling at Christian Service University College where he graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Four years ago, the auspicious FootballMadeinGhana.com writer Sheikh Tophic Sienu was among four journalists shortlisted for the Best Online Reporter in the 3rd edition of the Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards.

Prior to his appointment at FootballMaseinGhana.com a subsidiary to Proton Sports Services which was established in 2009, Sheikh Tophic Sienu has a worth of experience in Sports writing having started his own blog in 2012.

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He had also worked with Sportscrusader.com, Ghanasoccernet.com and 442gh.com prior to his appointment.

On his appointment at FootballMaseinGhana.com, the website released a statement indicating that, “He will be leading our team of writers in producing relevant, timely and exciting content for the website”.

Through his hard work and dedication to the game, the versatile Ghanaian sports journalist landed himself a slot in the newly constituted Division One League board from zone II in the second tier of Ghana football.

The football specialist and hugely revered sports writer surged to the summit of the game thanks to the ink in his pen with feature writings and tactical explanation of football matches, both in domestic and international football.

By: Kwaku Oduro and Mohammed Nazeef Sulemana

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