The ace sports journalist has offered his support to Kotoko new leader following his comments he made during the unveiling of his management team on Tuesday that he was going to improve the media landscape through Kotoko.
Some section of the media has not taken the message lightly which has forced the former Ghana football association presidential hopeful to apologies for his comments. However, Saddick Adams says he does not see anything wrong with the statement
”Nana Yaw Amponsah said nothing wrong with respect to his claim about helping to improve the media, through Kotoko.
”I think that we as Sports Press and Media in General must understand that our opinions cannot always be sacrosanct.
”And just as we think our works affect society in diverse ways, same way ours get affected by the delivery of other major stakeholders.
”As the Chief of Kotoko, there are various spheres his work could positively impact the media- unless of course, we preferred he kept it unsaid.
”It is a known fact, that under the Chairmanship of Herbert Mensah, already-intelligent and talented media personnel such as Sometimes, Micky Charles, Joe Laka, Kofi Asare Brako and many others, became better journalists.
”This he did through exposing them to global standards, accessibility, funded trips, personal and the industry’s economic growth. Herbert realized, like Nana Yaw has done, that, quality media industry and reportage will improve Kotoko and vice versa.
”If Kotoko performs well, in CAF and other international competitions, chances are most journalists reporting on the team will greatly improve in diverse ways.
”The rise to global prominence of the Black Stars under Kwesi Nyantakyi led to the improvement in quality of sports journalism in many ways. Exposure, economic and popularity.
”As for a journalist in Accra, I’m better off with Accra Hearts of Oak doing well across board than the opposite, which is a FACT.
”The present GFA administration instituted a measure to help train and polish journalists in reporting and likes, which we all wholly agree.
”A quality media will impact football and a quality football will even do much greater to our cause.
”Perhaps we may disagree or be uncomfortable with the tone, the medium and the mode, but the fact still remains, and – we have to always look at the broader picture.
”I stand to be connected, I do not know if there is a background or ulterior motive to this remark. But in broader context, I find no wrongdoing, again, to invite such opprobrium.
”We took offence with Welbeck Abra-Appiah (now Nana) popular “let’s learn” (y3nsua ade3) refrain. But what’s wrong with telling someone yo learn and improve on his/her craft?
”Unless we claim to be above reproach and beyond education.
”You cannot compare a journalist from Eritrea who has only reported on his team in the CECAFA Cup to a Ghanaian journalist who has covered his team in a FIFA World Cup. Standard, exposure, opportunities and economic-wise.
”We cannot always find fault and criticise. And we cannot always have our way, my brothers and sisters.”