Betway Ghana recently concluded the first phase of this year’s BTS Ghana.
Betway Ghana brand ambassador, Stephen Appiah lead a formidable coaching team made up of former professional players and coaches from Ghana and South Africa.
This year’s event took on a new shape as eight (8) teams with players aged eighteen (18) and above from the division two or lower leagues in Ghana and had the opportunity to showcase their skills to selected coaches and scouts from Ghana and across the world. Two teams from each zone were selected after a zonal tournament to participate in the national games, which will be witnessed by top football officials and coaches.
Participating teams in the Northern Zone originated from the Northern, Savanna, Upper East, Upper West, Bono, Ahafo and Ashanti Regions whilst the Southern Zone comprised of teams from the Greater Accra, Volta, Oti, Central, Western North and Western Regions. The northern tryouts, took place on the 20thJuly 2019, held at the Ejisu Community Park in Kumasi with the eventual winners being Desire Football Academy. The Southern tryouts followed the next weekend on 27thJuly 2019 at the Winneba United Stadium with Satellite City FC becoming the Southern Zone champions.
On the 3rdAugust 2019, the University of Ghana Stadium in Accra will host the National Games which will have the four top teams from the tryouts squaring it off.
Players from participating teams will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to top scouts, coaches and representatives of club’s present. A prize kitty of GHC 74,000 will be shared amongst teams that excel during the tournament with the winner walking away with GHC 25,000 at the final event.
This year’s event included a Thought Leadership Session where industry experts helped equip community teams on different facets of the game. The Thought Leadership Sessions were held on 19thand 26thJuly 2019 at the Miklin Hotel (Kumasi) and Windy Bay Hotel (Winneba) respectively.
The Betway Talent Search Team also made donations of sports kits and equipment to selected teams from the various zones.