Hello and welcome to my official site! My name is Mosope Ominiyi – I’m a sports journalist, with a love for football, NBA basketball and tennis, as well as other sports too.
I formally started writing in August 2011, keen to get my opinion across on some topics and angles I felt the media were not portraying accurately or with necessary detail.
I had my personal blog – quite outdated now – but ultimately this helped to build the foundations of my passion for writing. As someone who watches European football and various sports everyday, I didn’t think much of it until then, but really started to enjoy it and although I didn’t advertise my content as aggressively as I could’ve, got a lot of traffic from plenty of countries worldwide. They enjoyed it!
I became a writer for VAVEL UK in July 2014, and have continued progressing significantly since then. Impressing a number of editors and readers alike, I became a member of the editorial team at the start of 2015 – where I’ve since built up experience and seen increased exposure to my articles on various platforms.
Having surpassed two million total article reads with 1,000 articles – I became the third-highest contributor in the UK edition’s history in March 2016.
I helped co-ordinate a number of important sporting events on respective days, including the 2015 Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus – where I wrote a 2000+ word match report on the whistle.
As well as this, I was instrumental behind-the-scenes during the Euro 2016 tournament: editing a number of various pieces from different writers whilst getting involved in coverage, writing news and being an ever-present figure to help the competition run smoothly across the UK website.
Just before the start of the 2016/17 campaign, I made the tough decision to leave VAVEL and look for better opportunities elsewhere. My overall time with them was an unforgettable one that I’ll always be grateful for, handing me experience editing articles and having significant responsibility in the site’s day-to-day running. However, I felt I needed to move forward in order to make the next step in my young journalism career.
Having also written for a number of different sites and guest blogs in the past, including mini-pieces for Sports Lobster during the 2014 World Cup, I was a regular contributor to one of Arsenal’s biggest, most popular and successful websites – Daily Cannon. I had just over 1,000 articles published on the site before I departed to pursue different avenues ahead of a new personal venture in my life, university.
In addition to my work with them, I joined OOTB late in May 2016 and worked alongside them to produce quality niche content. Articles that captivate the footballing audience while ensuring they read more of my future work, I kept tabs on some of the world’s most promising youngsters – which continues to prove successful as I get older too.
In addition, I became a Sportskeeda sports editor during the latter months of 2017 – whilst also contributing regular pieces to the site.
Previously a PSG news correspondent, I now complete various match coverage and feature pieces across Eruopean and international football. So if you spot these articles floating around the homepage here, you’ll know why! Be sure to check out my writer profile –> where my content is usually published a few hours early.
Final thoughts, my niche and contact details
10 days before Christmas in 2019, I reached one million reads on Sportskeeda. Although quality over views has always been of paramount importance to me since I started, it’s always nice to track reads and engagement – seeing which countries and how readers access my content across different platforms has intrigued me.
I’ve totalled over 6M reads since this hobby turned into a profession, without even as many as 1,000 Twitter followers and reserved article plugging. I appreciate feedback and engaging with others, so don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions!
Since 2011, I’ve learned a vast range of new things and am hungry for more knowledge in my quest for success as my writing style continues to mature as I’ve grown up at an exciting time in sports across the world.
This is where you’ll find the majority of my content, plugging my best and highest-quality work spanning a few years back to present day. As previously mentioned, my knowledge spans a range of sports including boxing, UFC, tennis and NBA basketball.
However, my specific niche has always centred around youth football – as an enthusiast continuing to watch the world’s best young talents on a daily basis. If you’ve got all the way here, thanks for reading… I hope you enjoy your stay and share with friends!