Ghana’s leading online sports betting company, Betway, has launched the second edition of the Betway Talent Search in the country.
The event was launched on Friday, the 20th April 2018, at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The Betway Talent Search was introduced in Ghana last year, and is geared towards unearthing rising talents across the country.
This year’s talent hunt cuts across the length and breadth of the country in search of young aspiring footballers within 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.
Other astute names who will spearhead the scouting process are 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.
The Talent Search trials is set to take place over a 5-week period commencing from 4th August 2018 to 8th September 2018. Talented players can join the trials in Tamale on 4th August 2018 at the Nabisco Park, Sunyani on the 11th August 2018 at the Coronation Park, Kumasi at the Opoku Ware Park on the 18th August 2018, Cape Coast at the Adisadel Park on the 25th August 2018 and Accra on the 1st September 2018 at the University of Ghana Stadium.
Winner of last year’s talent hunt, 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.
This year’s Betway Talent Search will see eight individuals win trial contracts with any of four Premier League clubs as the grand prize, a reward that is said to be unique on the talent scouting terrain in Ghana.
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