SportsBoom Authors

Here are our authors - some of the sharpest minds in the sports industry - who bring your favourite sports closer to you.

Our widely experienced and passionate authors of SportsBoom bring you the most accurate updates from the world of sports. We bring you the latest updates, insightful analysis, captivating stories, and comprehensive guides to all sports events. With a deep understanding of the game, our array of authors covers a wide range of sports disciplines and topics. We craft each article that provides a fresh perspective and helps readers to understand the intricacies of various sports. We help you to have a deeper understanding of players, teams, and strategies. Get to know our experienced professionals and be part of the exciting world of sports.

Louis Hobbs

Meet Louis Hobbs, our esteemed authority on all matters sports-related. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Louis effortlessly emerges as our go-to expert. His particular expertise in the realms of darts and snooker sets him apart and brings a level of insight that goes beyond the ordinary. Louis also holds a deep affection for all things related to US sports, with a special emphasis on basketball and American football, which stand out as his particular favorites. His content may not resonate with you, if you don't consider Lamar Jackson the most skilled player in the NFL.

Dillip Mohanty

Dillip has over two decades of experience in creating sports content. As the Sports Editor of SportsBoom, Dillip brings in a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Dillip has worked with leading sports broadcasters and sports web content portals in Asia. He is an adept storyteller and has a special liking for data stories. He has a keen interest in data analysis and uncovering insights from large datasets. He loves to tell the story with rich and compelling data visualisation.

Subhayan Dutta

An M.A. in English Literature, Subhayan is an experienced journalist and sports writer. Having worked as a journalist at Hindustan Times, Subhayan covered diverse beats including sports, education, and health, showcasing his versatility and in-depth understanding of various subjects.

Wade McElwain

Wade McElwain

Senior Sports Writer

83 Articles

Wade McElwain is our Mr. NFL, a bona fide North American sports nut who knows about NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA plus MMA boxing and more. Originally from Canada, Wade is also an international award-winning stand-up comedian; host of numerous TV game shows; and a TV producer & writer. He also runs NFL in London-the largest NFL fan group in Europe, and has hosted NFL events at Wembley and around the world. Yes, he lives alone and does nothing but watch sports.

Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.

Kaylan Geekie

Kaylan Geekie is a sports fanatic. He attended Durban High School before moving to Scotland, where he lived for 15 years. During his time in the United Kingdom, Kaylan graduated with a first-class BA Honours Degree in Sports Journalism at the University of the West of Scotland. Kaylan worked for nine years as the Match-Day Editor of, reporting on Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, the 2015 Men's Rugby World Cup and the 2017 British & Irish Lions series for the website.

Neil Goulding

Neil Goulding

Senior Sports Reporter

54 Articles

Neil has been a journalist for longer than he'd care to remember, having written for national newspapers and respected publications for over 25 years. For the last three years he has worked freelance for BBC Sport, working on the production desk as a sub-editor and also as a writer, covering a whole range of sports.

John Goliath

John Goliath

Senior Sports Writer and Editor

32 Articles

John Goliath is a copywriter and editor with 20 years' experience in the sports media industry. John, a Tottenham Hotspur tragic, studied journalism in the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has worked for two of the biggest media houses in South Africa.

Ankitjit Singh

I am just a guy in his early 20s whose dream was to play cricket but now believes his job is to serve cricket. I picked the cricket bat at the age of 3, pursued science as I grew up but eventually followed my heart to come into journalism and do the second-best thing in the world after playing the sport.

Matt Perry

Matt Perry

Sports Betting Editor

21 Articles

Matt Perry is a copywriter and content manager with over 15 years of experience in the online gambling industry. Over the course of his career, he has worked in the content marketing departments of industry leaders in poker, casino, and sports betting. He currently works as a freelance writer and content strategist.

Claudia Hartley

Claudia Hartley

Sports Betting Writer

20 Articles

With a decade of experience in the sports betting industry, Claudia can spot a value bet from a mile off. She prides herself on not just being a sports writer, but a fastidious researcher too.

Alyx Tzamantanis.

Alyx Tzamantanis

Sports Betting Editor

16 Articles

With 10 years of experience in content writing, Alyx has produced countess guides, reviews and articles covering a wide range of topics in the iGaming industry. She loves anything to do with online casinos, as well as UK and international sports betting.

Shane MacDermott

Shane is a respected journalist who has covered a range of sports for a number of years.

James Pacheco

James Pacheco

Sports Betting Editor

12 Articles

James has been writing about cricket, football and tennis betting for the best part of 20 years for some of the biggest operators, websites and publications in the industry. Heroes and heroines include Paul Scholes, Chris DiMarco, Anastasia Myskina, Richard Gasquet, Nat-Sciver Brunt and Kumar Sangakarra.

Jon Young

Jon Young

Sports Betting Writer

8 Articles

Jon is an experienced journalist and editor working in the gambling industry for over 17 years. He started life as a football betting blogger before being bitten by the online poker bug, eventually becoming editor of some of the largest gambling and poker publications around, including Gambling Magazine and WPT (World Poker Tour) Poker Magazine.

Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya

Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya is a cricket journalist based in India who takes a keen interest in stories that unfold on and off the field. His expertise lies in news writing, features and profiles, interviews, stats, and numbers-driven stories. He has also worked as a podcaster and talk show host on cricket-related shows on YouTube and Spotify.

Nathan Gogela

Nathan has over a decade of knowledge and experience, both as a former professional sportsperson and journalist. Nathan, a former radio sports presenter and producer is an award-winning community radio sports producer/presenter.

Luke Dalton

Luke Dalton

Content Writer

6 Articles

Luke has been a professional writer since 2016, beginning as a technical author for a POS company. He journeyed from there deeper into the world of content creation for software companies, while writing his debut fiction novel, which he self-published in early 2019.

Alex Matless

Alex Matless

Senior Betting Writer

6 Articles

Alex is a copywriter and creative writer with nearly 6 years of experience writing in the online gambling industry. He has worked for sportsbook giants bet365, as well as online casino brands under the Mansion umbrella, helping to launch the SlotsHeaven and MansionBet brands. After studying for a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism at Staffordshire University, he moved to Gibraltar to work in the sunny capital of online gambling. His passion for creative storytelling, no matter the topic, makes his articles exceptionally readable and wonderfully engaging.

Ollie Ring

Ollie Ring

Sports Betting Writer

5 Articles

Ollie Ring is an experienced sports-writer, having produced gambling and sports content for well over 5 years. An avid Watford fan, Ollie has been to over 55 of the football grounds in England and has also held a season ticket at the home of Surrey Cricket Club, The Kia Oval.

Richard Graves

Richard began his career in local radio, commentating on matches for Leeds United. His expertise led him to cover prestigious events such as the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals. Transitioning to television, he joined Sky Sports, where he provided comprehensive coverage of Premier League football, England cricket’s Ashes and World Cup victories, Super League Grand Finals, and the NFL

Jeremiah Omoniyi

Jeremiah Omoniyi is a developmental sports Journalist with over five years of experience writing about grassroots and international football and sporting events. Jeremiah’s forte in sports journalism are feature writing and interviews which he has done to a reasonable amount within his home country, Nigeria.

Aashir Ahmed

Aashir Ahmed specializes in translating current events into engaging written pieces. With a diverse audience spanning from children to adults and native to foreign language speakers, he strives to make articles accessible to all. Aashir's goal is to ensure that readers can easily grasp the information he conveys by formatting his articles for clarity and comprehension.

Ryan Slattery

Journalist Ryan Slattery has covered all things Las Vegas for the better part of two decades. Entertainment, dining, sports, booze and gambling (it’s Sin City after all). He’s interviewed celebrities, chatted with professional athletes, covered award shows, attended casino-resort openings, and travelled the world in search of a story.

Celine Abrahams 

Celine Abrahams is a dedicated and accomplished sports journalist, boasting over 7 years of experience in the sports media field. Beginning her career at the age of 19 in 2016, Celine embarked on her journey as a football writer with Africa's largest football platform, Soccer Laduma.

Karien Jonckheere

With over 20 years of experience writing about sports across three continents, Karien is a seasoned journalist with a global perspective. She's honed her craft at leading titles in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK, where she served as a chief writer for the official daily magazines of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Adeleye Awakan

Adeleye Awakan is a season gaming consultant and author of several articles in Africa with over 9 years of experience in the gaming ecosystem. He has a BSc degree in Public Administration and has attended several gaming conferences, as a guest speaker in Sports Betting West Africa, SBC virtual conference, and SiGMA Africa as a speaker and brand ambassador.

Thando Mpembe

Thando Mpembe is a dynamic sports reporter, where the thrill of the game meets the art of storytelling. With over five years of experience in the journalism industry and an honours degree, Thando has successfully fused a passion for entertainment with an undying love for sports.

Ken Borland

Ken Borland is a freelance sports journalist and commentator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His specialities are cricket, rugby, golf and hockey (he’s the winner of an SA Hockey Association Merit Award), but he has occasionally ventured further afield from these main sports!

Although sport is his job and something he loves, he is also passionate about the outdoors, wildlife and birding; conchology; music and collecting charts; movies; and his faith.

Dennis Onsare

Dennis is a seasoned journalist in Kenya with over 18 years of experience. Having started his career at Kenya Times Newspaper, Dennis worked for Standard Newspaper for nearly six years as a Sports Writer. At Standard, he was privileged to cover Kenya's national team Harambee Stars outside the country, the biggest of all being the Four Nations tournament in Cairo, Egypt. He also covered the U17 team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mercy Sharon

Mercy Sharon is a distinguished Journalist and Communications Specialist, currently serving as the Sub-editor and Journalist at iGaming AFRIKA. With a fervent passion for crafting compelling narratives, Mercy excels in delivering information that engages and informs diverse audiences. Her extensive background in communications, coupled with a meticulous eye for detail, underscores her expertise in content creation, media relations, and strategic communication planning.

Clifton Mabasa

A natural sersitile soccer player who had a dream of turning out for Kaizer Chiefs, but ended up being a sports journalist. I fell in love with writing about football during my university studies in 2018.

Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan is a veteran sportswriter and journalist in New York who used to cover the NBA for The Associated Press and ESPN.

Yolulwe Qoshe

Yolulwe Qoshe is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked for Grocott's Mail, as well as freelanced for The Daily Dispatch, Grit Sports, Rugby365, The Herald, NexGen amongst others. He has also covered Super Rugby, United Rugby Championship, European Champions Cup, Premier Soccer League, CAF Champions League, African Football League, SA20 and Currie Cup games live and has been published six times by Soccer-Laduma Online.

Joshua Hendricks

Joshua has a decade of experience in creating sports content. As the Sports Journalist of SportsBoom, Joshua brings in a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Joshua has worked with leading sports publications and sports web content portals in Africa.

Ian Wanyeki

Ian Wanyeki

Sports Writer

1 Articles

Ian Mugo Wanyeki is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a sports enthusiast with vast knowledge of different sport disciplines. Ian is a graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Kenyatta University. He is a Kenyan journalist who’s worked as a sports analyst at Covenant Television Network, as a sports reporter at NTV and as a Sports Correspondent/contributor at Quartz Africa.

Precious Oham

Precious is a freelance correspondent for SportsBoom, covering the Nigerian market. He brings over a decade's wealth of experience to the team having worked as both an analyst for leading national broadcasters AIT, a media and communication officer for SKE FC in Nigeria's third division, and a writer/reporter for a host of notable digital sports media brands in Nigeria.

Maryam Naz

Maryam is a freelance women's football writer who has been working in the sports industry since she was 19. She began her career moonlighting with The Independent and The Mirror, before finding her calling within the world of all things women's football.

Shina Oludare

Shina Oludare is a notable Nigerian sports journalist and writer recognized for his extensive coverage of African sports. He has made significant contributions to the field through his work with reputable media outlets such as and Soccernet. Known for his insightful analysis and comprehensive reporting, Oludare covers a wide range of topics within African football, including domestic leagues, national teams, and emerging talents. His work includes detailed player profiles, match previews and reviews, and transfer news, providing valuable insights into the intricacies of the sport on the continent.

Naim Rosinski

Merging his passion for sports and esports, you'll always find Naim sitting and watching either of the two. With over 6 years of being a creative writer, managing editor, and content manager, Naim has published countless articles, interviewed a myriad of professionals, and edited thousands of articles. At SportsBoom, Naim makes sure that articles are sent live the most sound that they can possibly be, always employing his creative mind, while making sure that everything is nicely streamlined in terms of processes. He also creates esports-focused betting pieces.

Peris Wambu

Peris is an enthusiastic sports journalist with a passion for bringing you the most relevant and informative interviews and sports news. With over five years of experience in the field, she has honed her skills to understand the intricate dynamics of the sports industry. Her goal is to provide you with factual, engaging, and insightful content that keeps you informed and entertained.

Jidechi Chidiezie

Jidechi is a freelance correspondent for SportsBoom, covering the Nigerian market. He brings over a decade's wealth of experience to the team having worked with various sports brands as a broadcast and digital media journalist.

Emmanuel Chinaza

Since he broke loose from the shackles of long hours huddled up in a hot classroom learning Mandarin Chinese and Pinyin at the famous Confucius Institute, UNIZIK, Emmanuel Chinaza has embraced sports and football in particular, and it helped that he grew up in the football-crazy city of Anambra.

Luke Jones

Luke Jones

Sports Betting Writer

0 Articles

With over a decade of experience writing about sports, sports betting, and iGaming, Luke has witnessed the industry’s evolution first-hand. A fan of football, blackjack and live dealer games, Luke is always keeping an eye on the sports betting and iGaming scenes.

Ziv Chen

Ziv Chen

Sports Betting Editor

0 Articles

Ziv has over two decades of experience in the iGaming and sports betting industries. His love of writing dates back to his school years, when he made his mark as the editor of his school’s newspaper.

Wayne Austin Goodchild

Wayne Austin Goodchild

Sports Betting Writer

0 Articles

Wayne Goodchild has been writing and editing articles about iGaming news and sites for several years. His expertise covers multiple markets, but with an emphasis on the UK.

Anders Roland Kjemtrup

Anders is an iGaming specialist with 7 years experience in content creation and strategy implementation in both the casino and betting industry across diverse markets with main focus on the Nordics.

Emmanuella Oluwafemi

Emmanuella Oluwafemi is an acclaimed iGaming writer, journalist, and consultant whose expertise spans over a decade in the industry. Since 2013, she has collaboratively worked with numerous affiliates and brands, showcasing her talent through published works on prominent platforms like LetsGambleUSA.

Cynthia Areh

Cynthia Areh is a power-packed international broadcast journalist with over 14 years of trailblazing experience in reporting, anchoring, and producing high-octane primetime daily newscasts.

Mbali Sigidi

Mbali Sigidi is an ambitious Sports Journalist and Sports Presenter from South Africa, whose achieved great milestones in her career. She boasts two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies and Sociology from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as an Honours Degree in Brand Communications from Vega school of Brand Leadership. She’s a passionate storyteller who believes authenticity connects people across cultures and boarders. One of the quotes she lives by is “Be a women with a story to tell” as she believes everyones narrative matters.