‘Over to you Joe Lartey’ passes on

The Sports Writers Asso­ciation of Ghana (SWAG) has announced the death of Mr Joachim Awuley Lartey, aka ‘Joe Lartey’. He was 96.

The late Joe Lartey, who passed on April 26, 2024, was the first president of SWAG.

A statement issued by the association indicated that further details on his demise and other arrangements by the family would be announced in due course.

Joe Lartey worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) from 1961 to 1973 and 1990 and with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria between 1978 and 1990 and was ranked highly among the top five African football commentators.

He flourished as a commenta­tor at the Sports Department of GBC under Festus Addae.

They handled commentary together, and made the phrase ‘Over to you Joe Lartey’ popular due to its frequent use any time Addae handed over to Lartey.

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