Iconic Sports Broadcaster Joe Lartey Passes Away at the Age of 96

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Iconic sports broadcaster Joe Lartey passes away at the age of 96. Pay tribute to his legendary career.

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has announced the passing of its esteemed patron, Mr. Joe Lartey Snr, who died at 96 on April 26, 2024. As the inaugural president of SWAG, Mr. Lartey significantly influenced Ghana’s sports landscape through his remarkable commentary. SWAG conveyed its heartfelt condolences via a social media post on April 27, 2024, to Mr. Lartey’s family, friends, and colleagues.

The association also mentioned that additional information regarding the passing and funeral arrangements will be provided at a later time.


Joe Lartey, a Ghanaian sports commentator, was born on April 1, 1928. He rose to prominence as a pioneering figure in sports broadcasting in Ghana. Lartey’s illustrious career spanned decades, during which he became known for his distinctive voice, insightful commentary, and passionate coverage of various sporting events. He was instrumental in popularizing sports commentary in Ghana and was revered for his deep knowledge of the games he covered. Lartey’s contributions to sports journalism earned him widespread recognition and respect both locally and internationally.

Throughout his lifetime, he remained a beloved figure in Ghanaian sports, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of sports commentary. Lartey passed away on April 26, 2024, at the age of 96, leaving behind a remarkable imprint on the history of sports broadcasting in Ghana.

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