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Birthday Seven things you didn't know about late Christopher Opoku

The ace sports journalist who passed away in May this year would have been 43 years today and these are the seven things you didn't know about him as Ghanaian remember him yet again

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Christopher Opoku was a role model for many young sports journalist across the nation, so his death is a great loss to all sports loving fans.

Below are the seven (7) things you didn't know about the ace sports journalist who passed away on Wednesday.

1.Christopher left behind a beautiful wife and three daughters

 2. Christopher Opoku was born in Kumasi and had his secondary school education at Kumasi High School.

3. He furthered his education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (knust), where he read Computer Science.

4.Opoku was a resident of Queen Hall and he rose to become the president of the Junior Common Room, during his time.

5. Christopher Opoku began his journalism career at Luv FM as a sports journalist, , while he was still at KNUST with the airwaves name Christopher Columbus and he was one of the few people who were loud in the air in the Ashanti region regarding sports journalism.


6.Christopher Columbus is a versatile journalist, so at a point he moved away from his comfort which is sports when he moved to Accra to work Joy FM and was at a point the host of Joy FM's flagship show- the Super Morning Show. Opoku for several years worked with Metro TV as head of sports and also worked with GTV.

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7. He also worked for Asempa FM as the head of sports and during the later part of his life on earth, he worked with Citi FM as a Newscaster. The deceased was also the brain behind Footy-Ghana, one of Ghana's sports portal.

Christopher Opoku battled with cancer for several years until he passed away while receiving treatment in UK on Wednesday.

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