The ninth conversation of (Anti)Racism in Sports online series continues with the conversation of the Director of the Sports Directorate at University of Ghana Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu and sports journalist Muftawu Nabila Abdulai. They will be talking about the problem of exploitation and discrimination in African football starting from the context of Ghana.
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu
He is the Director of the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana, Legon is an expert in Development through Sports which uses the strength and power of sports to address development, all forms of discrimination including racism and other societal issues.
Aside his responsibility as the Director of Sports, he also teaches at the University of Ghana and other Universities and Applied Universities in Europe as well as other projects related to development through sports. He worked on FIFA and UEFA sponsored projects and coordinated European activities serving on the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) board untill 2011.
He taught at the University of Innsbruck in Austria for 15 years and coordinated several Sports for Development projects accross Europe and Africa for well over 18 years.
From April 2012 to August 2013, Dr. Bitugu served as the Country Manager of Right To Play, Ghana. He serves on many boards and provides consultancy services to numerous organisations including the United Nations, The AU, The Commonwealth, The European Union, The Government of Ghana, Austria and many other bodies and regional groupings. He is also the Chairman of the International Scientific Network on Sports for Development and Peace.
He is credited with several publications, interventions and contributions relating to development through sports, North-North and South-South Dialogue.
His passion, expertise and intervention in the area of sports, physical activity, wellness, fitness and addressing all forms of discrimination and exclusion know no bounds – Indeed a real global actor and expert.
Muftawu Nabila Abdulai, a sports journalist with Multimedia Group (Joy FM and Joy News). He worked with Viasat 1 Broadcasting Network, Kwesé TV (Econet Media) and ESPN.
This is a Farenet #blacklivesmatter in football activity organized by BoMoVu, Oseminars, and Alan Savuması.