Betway, Ghana’s leading online sports betting company, launched the second edition of the Betway Talent Search
on the 20th
April 2018 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The event, which sets out to unearth rising talent across the country was introduced last year, will cut across the length and breadth of the country in search of young aspiring footballers between the ages of 18 and 25.
Those who excel will later be recruited after being tried and tested through a series of screening exercises by an experienced scouting team led by former Black Stars skipper and current technical coordinator of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah.
Others on the seasoned scouting team include current Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu, Coach Eric Antwi and Twumasi Forkuoh of Lizzy Sports Complex, Godfried Adoube, Sam Johnson and Mohammed Gargo, all former Black Stars players noted for their unique abilities and contributions.
Last year’s winner, Obed Appiah, earned a six-month trial contract with Premier League club, Ashanti Gold S.C, while Douglas Armaning and Mukaila Ahmed were offered a three-month and a month’s trial contract for placing second and third respectively. Douglas remains a player on the Books of Ashanti Gold S.C and the opportunity he got has markedly changed his life.
We are optimistic about the quality of players out there and what creating these opportunities with Betway means to the development of football in Ghana.
For the first time, eight individuals will win trial contracts with any of four Ghanaian Premier League clubs as the grand prize.
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