GBC man gets FIFA job

The head of sports of Ghana Television, Mr George Lomotey, has been tasked by the African Union of Broadcasters (AUB) to handle the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 broadcast for Africa.

His appointment comes after his splendid job with the African broadcast team during the South Africa 2010 World Cup.

Mr Lomotey was then based in the International broadcast Centre in Johannesburg.

He is expected to begin his assignment with the production of the forthcoming FIFA Confederation Cup 2013 competition scheduled for Brazil in June, this year.

Besides the production of the two tournaments, Mr Lomotey will be co-ordinating the broadcast of these tournaments for about 42 African countries, including Ghana.

In 2010, his appointment provided former Black Stars captain CK Akunnor and other Ghanaian commentators the opportunity to contribute to the success story of the World Cup staged in Africa for the first time.

Mr Lomotey commences his job when he represents the AUB at the FIFA World Broadcasters Meeting in Brazil later this month.