Veteran Sports Commentator Joe Lartey Dies at 96

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has announced with deep sorrow the passing of its esteemed patron, Mr. Joe Lartey Snr, who died at the age of 96 on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Mr. Lartey, the founding president of SWAG, made indelible contributions to Ghanaian sports through his remarkable commentary, shaping the landscape of sports journalism in the country.

In a social media post on Saturday, April 27, 2024, SWAG confirmed the heartbreaking news and extended heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Mr. Lartey.

The association has indicated that further details concerning Mr. Lartey’s passing and funeral arrangements will be provided in due course.

Below is the full statement:

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