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Ghanaian football journalist joins regional publisher

Rahman OsmanA Ghanaian journalist has joined a regional publisher as a specialist football writer.

Rahman Osman has announced his appointment at JPIMedia, where he will work for its national news website NationalWorld.

He will also write for titles including The Scotsman, Yorkshire Evening Post, Sunderland Echo and other regional titles.

Rahman, pictured, worked for a number of outlets in Ghana and studied international and multimedia journalism at the University of Westminster.

He has also written for the Daily Mirror, Daily Star, The Independent and the BBC.

Posting about his new role on Twitter, Rahman wrote: “Since it’s transfer season, I can confirm I have joined JPIMedia as a specialist football writer.

“I’ll be inking about football on NationalWorld, The Scotsman, YEP, Sunderland Echo among other nationals and regionals across the UK.”

JPIMedia’s national sports editor Ross Gregory told HTFP: “I’m delighted Rahman has joined our NationalWorld team of football writers. He will focus his coverage around the London teams ahead of the new season.

“He was a great candidate, one of the most impressive I’ve interviewed. Since he moved to the country from Ghana just a few years ago he has shown great dedication, imagination and ambition to become a football writer and we’re delighted to offer him this opportunity.

“The audience on NationalWorld is younger than other titles in our portfolio. We believe Rahman, and other new football writers we have recruited like Molly Burke, Ben Ramsdale and Michael Plant fit perfectly into the company’s strategy of giving opportunities to a diverse group of journalists who previously may not have been given a voice.

“There is a lot of young talent out there from a mixture of backgrounds, reflective of the diversity in communities around the UK, and we want to tap into that.”