Betway Talent Search: 24 selected for camping

BY: Kweku Zurek
Betway Talent Search: 24 selected for camping
Betway Talent Search: 24 selected for camping

Twenty-four players have been selected for the Betway Talent Search Camp as part of the talent hunt which aims to provide amateur footballers with the chance to secure professional contracts with four Ghanaian Premier League clubs.

The selected players are Kwaku Duah, Issahku Muntari, Amo Mensah Isaac, Aziz Muta, John Amoah, Ibrahim Abdulai, Dankwa Stephen, Julius Twum Ampofo, Djabatey Kofi Sumaila, Clement Boahen, Nerrick Ofori Tonaldo, Adam Musah, Jacob Kingston, Holyfield Djanie, Richard Osei, Abdallah Amadu, Simba Sylvester and Ishmael Alhassan.

The rest are Sadat Mohammed, Mark Kwesi Anim, Dodzi Mensah, Shadrack Owusu Mensah, Tettey Emmanuel and Robert Gyamfi.

The 24-man squad will be in camp from Saturday, September 8, 2018, to Friday, September 14, 2018. The players will be taken through extensive fitness and training sessions. They will also be taken through educational seminars on footballer’s do’s and don’ts, self-introspection, cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR) and first aid.

The players were selected out of 90 young footballers drawn from the Northern and Southern trials of the second edition of the Betway talent Search who showed up on September 8, 2018, at the Lizzy’s Sports Complex at East Legon to battle it out for a spot in the Betway Talent Search Camp.

Whilst in camp, the Betway Select Team is expected to play against two top Ghana Premier League Clubs; Dansoman based Liberty Professionals Football Club and Tarkwa based Medeama Sporting Club at the Lizzy’s Sports Complex.

Eight winners from this year’s edition of the Betway Talent Search will be drafted into the Betway Ghana sponsored clubs; Ashgold Sporting Club, Medeama Sporting Club, Liberty Professionals Football Club and Aduana Stars Football Club.

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The Betway Talent Search was introduced in 2017 by the sports betting firm as part of its continuous efforts to develop sports in Ghana.

The Betway Talent Search technical team is led by its brand ambassador and icon Stephen Appiah.

Other members of the scouting team include Maxwell Konadu, Eric Antwi Ofori, Mohammed Gargo, Sam Johnson ,Godfred Aduobe,Seth Pearson,Kamaal Sait and Godfrey Malambule.

They visited Tamale, Sunyani, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra to scout for young unsigned footballers within the age range of 18 – 25.