Betway Ghana will on Saturday storm Koforidua for the try outs for the Betway Talent search.
The Betway Talent Search is a football scouting project aimed at unearthing football talents between the ages of 18 and 25.The project took off last week in Takoradi at the Essikado Park.
The Betway Talent Search has former Black Stars captain and the Technical Coordinator for the national football team, Stephen Appiah, as its icon. Other members of the scouting team include Maxwell Konadu, Eric Antwi Ofori, Coach Eben, Ben Adjei, Twumasi Forkuoh, Prince Odei and Godfried Aduobe.
The Takoradi event saw close to 500 footballers participating out of which 16 were selected by the technical team. The scouting team will be expecting a very much improved footballers taking part in the event in Koforidua. According to Appiah, his motivation for joining and endorsing the project is grounded in how he was discovered as a footballer and his desire to see grassroots football revived in Ghana again.
“Ghana has a lot of football talents with most of them coming from poor backgrounds hence cannot afford the academy system. Projects like this give aspiring professional footballers the opportunity to exhibit their talents and make it to the top,” Appiah said.
On his part, Coach Ofori was very impressed with the turnout at the event and the amazing talents exhibited. He said “the Takoradi event sets a good precedence for the subsequent events because of the quality of talent we have seen here today”.
Marketing Manager for Betway Ghana, Kwabena Oppong Nkrumah explained why the Betway Talent Search targets footballers between the ages of 18 and 25. He noted that football talent search usually focuses on young footballers under 12 and 16 years, leaving those between 18 and 25 out. It is for this reason that the Betway Talent Search decided to focus on them.
The Betway Talent Search in Koforidua in the Eastern Region comes off Saturday, July 15, 2017 and then in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi on July 22 and then finally in Accra on July 29.