Hello and welcome to my official site! My name is Mosope Ominiyi – I’m a freelance sports journalist and sub-editor, with a love for football, tennis, NBA basketball and many others too.
I first began writing in August 2011, keen to articulate my thoughts on multiple topics while exploring angles to stories which I felt needed further detailed analysis. My personal blog – quite outdated now – helped build the foundations of my passion for the discipline.
As someone who watches various sports everyday, I didn’t think much of it until then, but really started to enjoy it and still got a lot of traffic from plenty of countries worldwide.
I became a writer for VAVEL UK in July 2014, and the rest is history. 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 articles on various platforms.
- With 1,000 pieces, became the third-highest contributor in the UK edition’s history
- Helped co-ordinate multiple sporting events, including big UCL games and Euro 2016
- Edited thousands of pieces from various writers whilst also involved with coverage
Just before the start of the 2016/17 campaign, I left VAVEL after some unforgettable experiences including editing articles and having significant responsibility in the site’s day-to-day running.
I joined OOTB in May 2016 and produced feature content surrounding some of the world’s promising youngsters and their environment – pieces catching the attention of a niche audience.
Also for two years (2015-17), I was a regular contributor – written and audio with podcast appearances – to one of Arsenal’s biggest and most popular blog websites – Daily Cannon.
I had just over 1,000 articles published on the site before logistics and scheduling meant I departed before beginning a new venture in my personal life: university.
While at uni, I became a Sportskeeda sports editor during the latter months of 2017 – whilst also contributing regular pieces to the site. As a PSG news correspondent, I also did various match coverage and features across both European and international football when needed.
10 days before Christmas in 2019, I reached one million reads on Sportskeeda. Although quality over views has always been important to me, it’s always nice to track reads and engagement.
Having graduated in 2020 with a BA Hons degree in Sports Journalism at Staffordshire University, I’ve also attended multiple sporting events as a credentialed media member under the moandsports.com banner, producing daily live coverage, topical features and analysis.
A few examples include
Beterbiev vs. Yarde press conference: Regardless of outcome, Jan. 28 hosts a compelling watch
Fury retains WBC title with R10 TKO in Chisora trilogy, as Usyk and Joyce watch ringside
Buatsi stays unbeaten at 16-0 with impressive UD win over domestic rival Richards
Karl Robinson on Dan Agyei, an angry second-half and Oxford’s spirited effort at Burton
QPR 1-0 Leeds United: Nahki Wells’ controversial winner stings wasteful Whites
Final thoughts and my niche
This site is where you’ll find the bulk of content, plugging high-quality work spanning a few years back to present day. My older pieces are archived and organised accordingly, avoiding clutter.
I appreciate feedback and engaging with other like-minded people, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments!
My niche has always centred around youth football – as an enthusiast continuing to watch the world’s best young talents daily. If you’ve got down here, thanks for reading… I hope you enjoy your stay, spread the word to your sport-loving friends, family and join my journey!