The Liberia Football Association has awarded female sportswriter Naneka Hoffman as Best Female Sports Reporter of the Year.
The 2021 awards night ceremony was held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town.
Naneka Hoffman is Administrator of Let’s Promote Women Football, an online news outlet. She is also a contributor to New Dawn Sports.
Speaking at the ceremony after receiving the award, the LFA Best Female Sports Reporter thanks her fans, captains, coaches, media colleagues, particularly sports journalists and stakeholders for voting her as the LFA best female sports reporter, including the platform, ‘Let’s Promote Women Football.”
Meanwhile, Naneka dedicates the award to her late role model Sally Gaye, who reported for The New Dawn for several years, in appreciation of her numerous contributions towards promoting sports in Liberia before her demise in 2020.
According to Naneka, the late Sally stood by her when the whole world turned against her.
She narrated that when she needed someone to lean on, it was Sally who stood her ground in ensuring she (Naneka) could reach this far.
She said it was through the influence of the late Sally that she became an accredited member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL).
Tears rolled down her cheeks, as she recorded the fond memories on the way to success, adding that Sally did so much behind the scene to enable her to achieve this dream.
However, she appeals for support for the female national team, young talents, and the Let’s Promote Women Football platform.
Many Liberians note that Liberia has only two female sports reporters namely; Naomi Tappia of Truth FM 96.1and Naneka Hoffman of Let’s Promote Women Football.
A year ago, there were three: former radio producer Ambassador Martina Brooks, who is in South Sudan, working as Senior Radio Producer for the United Nations, Naomi Tappia, and the late Sally H. Gaye. Editing by Jonathan Browne