Renowned host, Godsbrain Smart, popularly know as Captain Smart of the Onua FM/TV morning show has recently clarified his statements that he made about female broadcasters of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in response to the Black Stars’ early exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Captain Smart, asserted that he is offering the apology out of “respect” for women generally and female sports broadcasters in particular as they were hurt by his recent criticism
His directness with the GFA on his rebuke was, in his words, “wise.” The hot-tempered TV/radio broadcaster chastised the Association for allowing female TV presenters to continue supporting the Black Stars.
Captain Smart made a clarification on Maakye, he clarified saying:
“I selected my words well, so I didn’t say “TV female sports presenters.” – That’s not what I said.
He claimed that the statement he made was in reference to female TV presenters, many of whom are currently on YouTube, and that some female sports presenters have made this issue into a “world cup,” but that “because of the respect I have for women… if you think you are hurt [as a female sports presenter],” he said.
Many journalists, particularly female journalists, were outraged by Captain Smart’s comments, and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) demanded that he provide an unequivocal apology which he has done.