Sports Brief is an online sports media/news company specialising in online news publishing for the sports industry.
Sports Brief features a web-based platform that utilises news and updates about leagues, teams and athletes for sports across the globe.
The company was founded in 2022 and is headquartered in Ukraine with satellite offices in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.
We are listed in the Top Web Publishers on Facebook, leading the way in news amongst other globally acclaimed international publishers.
With over 5 million page views and a social media presence with over 1 million Facebook followers on all pages, achieving an average post reach of 80,000.
Our Twitter community is growing by the day and we have high expectations of building this into a powerhouse.
The birth of Sports Brief
In January 2022, SportsBrief.com known as Sports Brief or SB was launched.
Sport is more than a hobby; it's a ‘language’ that defies borders, languages and cultures. Sport unites us, gives us something in common, breaks down the boundaries and gives us hope. Hope for a better future with sports being the catalyst of change.
Within a few months, Sports Brief featured in the top 10 most interacted News sites on Facebook. A fanbase began to grow on social media networks. A platform of engagement was created where fans voice their opinions and love for their club or the sport they support.
We have a team of dedicated editors who bring fans breaking and daily news from across the globe with content that’s moulded to meet our reader's sporting interests and fascinations.
We strive to provide accurate news in real-time, referencing reputable sources delivered to you wherever and whenever.
Sports Brief will be at your fingertips whether you are at work, using public transport or at home. Keeping you up to date on everything that is happening both locally and internationally in the world of Sports.
Sport is multi-faceted in nature; therefore, we cover the lifestyle, fashion and business aspects of this ever-growing industry so that the reader is kept in the know both on and off the pitch.
We are constantly expanding our team to ensure we cover as much of the continent and beyond as possible.
Our mission is to be the portal for all sporting interactions.
We believe in building robust social networks as this is essential in publishing sports news, which will give us the opportunity to engage with a broader audience.
Delivering quality information to our audience has been our primary aim since 2022.
With growing evidence that fans have moved away from the traditional way of consuming sports, we must strive to create an interactive environment where there is instant two-way communication between our readers and us.
To offer customized content with the use of tags and subcategories for our readers and for us to increase the level of traffic and engagement.
To develop a monitoring mechanism for responding to readers' voices on social media in order for us to create a high level of customer satisfaction and fan relations.
We wish to be a positive change in the education of tomorrow’s sports journalists and collaborate and further equip the current ones.
Sports Brief distils an environment where we treat others with respect, creating an environment where abuse and hateful conduct will not be tolerated. Our environment does not allow for external self-promotion or the selling of goods or services.
Our Pillars of Strength
Without our SB ‘warriors’ and you, our fans, we are nothing. United we work and together, we celebrate.
We emphasize transparency, openness and impartiality by researching our sources and facts before publishing to avoid using misleading or clickbait headlines.
We stick to the “do no harm” policy, show the world in its diversity and never justify violence.
We promote critical vision within our readers and strive to promote a greater tendency toward that of positive individuals and social health aspects over the creation of inconsistent iconologies or product consumption.
We cover the most trending and significant topics in the sports landscape with local and international news to enrich readers’ everyday lives.
We aim to be the front runners in adapting and using new cutting-edge technology to create the newsfeed based on people’s preferences and to improve their experience in terms of speed and enjoyment.
Sports men and women train hard in sports; therefore, it’s our responsibility as the custodians of sports news to equal their efforts in giving them the appropriate exposure to their talents and skills.
Meet the Team
Editor-in-Chief: Nomso Obiajuru
Nomso Obiajuru has an enviable 8 years of working experience in sports journalism and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Sports Brief. He has met and interviewed some of the most influential sports personalities in the world. Nomso has a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.
Nigeria HOD - Local & English Premier League Desk: Babajide Orevba
Babajide Orevba is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. Babajide is the Head of Department for Sports Brief Nigeria.
Ghana HOD - Local & Bundesliga: Lukman Mumuni
Lukman Abdul Mumuni is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. He holds a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra. Lukman has worked with some of Ghana's big media houses and was a regular pundit on national television GTV.
South Africa HOD – Local & La Liga Desk: Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports lover with a passion for writing. He graduated with an A+ from Caxton's Cadet School. Byron has over 10 years of experience in community journalism and is looking to make a big difference as the Head of Department for Sports Brief South Africa.
Kenya HOD - Local & Serie A Desk: Rene Otinga
Rene Otinga is a revered journalist with over six years of experience in the digital media space and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya. He is the Head of Department for Sports Brief Kenya and his writing revolves around the world of football and lifestyle in the sporting world. He is inspired by the need to inform and entertain through compelling stories.
Nigeria Editor: Ibitoye Shittu
Ibitoye Shittu is an award-winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years of experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relations. He is a B.SC holder in Mass Communication.
Nigeria Editor: Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin
Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 7 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio, Television and now has a passion for digital publishing. He is a graduate of Animal Science, having earned his B.SC at the University of Portharcourt, Nigeria.
Ghana Editor: Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is an award-winning television show producer with over 10 years of experience in TV production. He is a journalist with a newfound love for digital publishing and athlete management. He is a Bachelor's Degree holder in Communication Studies.
Ghana Editor: Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a young, result-oriented individual with an unwavering passion for sports, which has birthed his fondness for digital publication. He is a Bachelor's Degree holder in Integrated Rural Arts and Industry.
South Africa Editor: Keba Mothoagae
Keba Mothoagae is a sports fanatic. I'm a qualified journalist with 13 years in the business. I have a Diploma in Journalism. The world beyond sports fascinates me too.
Kenya Editor: Fred Kennedy
Fred Kennedy is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism, working as an editor. He has five years of experience in digital journalism with solid experience in researching and writing compelling news.
Kenya Editor: Martin Moses
Martin Moses is a trained journalist from the Multimedia University of Kenya. He specializes in sports journalism with a keen interest in current affairs and human-interest sport stories. He practised sports journalism for over five years, interviewing distinguished sports personalities in the process. He is also adept at covering the so-called 'fringe' sports like golf and boxing. I have a knack for weaving words to make wholesome content that excites the reader.
Africa Copy Editor: Timothy Oates
Timothy Oates is an experienced sports professional with 13 years of working experience with Sports & Recreation South Africa and Youth Development through Football, an EU and German Government funded project. The highlight of his career was being involved in the FIFA 2010 World Cup. He possesses an Honours Degree in Sport Management.