‘Be intentional’ – Thato Moeng tells women in sports journalism

South African sports broadcaster, Thato Moeng has entreated individuals interested in pursuing a career in sports journalism to be thoughtful about their output.

Speaking at the 2022 Africa Women’s Sport Summit on the theme of ‘Be The Change,’ Thato – who has practiced sports journalism for over two decades – stated that being deliberate about offering the very best plays an important role in instituting progressive change and essentially building stronger institutions.

“The first thing people need to understand is that you are the gatekeepers. You are the ones that to the people watching; the fans, the audience at home, inform us on what it is you to do. So be intentional about what you are doing and more importantly research and love what you are doing.

“Put all your passion into it and believe you me, when you are writing that story, when you are broadcasting that story on radio, we can hear it. The energy is connecting always.

“I want those who want to come into this industry to be the change to be intentional,” she remarked.

The Africa Women’s Sports Summit seeks to present a platform for mentorship, training and greater female inclusion in the African sports scene.

Started in 2019 by Ghanaian Sportscaster Juliet Bawuah, it is an enabler of initiatives that go a long way to help African women in sports attain their personal, community and career goals.

Special Guest for the 2022 event was Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of The Republic of Ghana.

Other speakers were Barbara Gonzalez, CEO, Simba Sport Club, Tanzania and Naa Odofoley Nortey, Private Legal Practitioner and CAF Match Commissioner.

The event was held at the Accra, International Conference Centre, in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The Africa Women’s Sports Summit is a Sportted Limited event.