GFA, women's football get boost from Betway

BY: Kweku Zurek
GFA, women's football gets boost from Betway
GFA, women's football gets boost from Betway

Online betting and gaming brand Betway, has made a donation of warm-up kits and training equipment to teams participating in the Ghana Women’s Premier League and training equipment to the Ghana Football Association for the development of women’s football.

The global sports betting brand, recognised as the development partner of the Ghana Women’s Premier League, made this donation as part of its commitment to grow women’s football in Ghana.

The items include warm-up kits for all 20 teams participating in the Ghana Women’s Premier League as well as footballs, tactical boards, cones and training bibs among others. These items are expected to help the teams as they prepare for their league games and tournaments.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Betway’s Marketing Country Manager, Kwabena Oppong-Nkrumah said “This is a marker of our earlier statement where we pledged to offer a mix of solutions to develop the Women’s League in Ghana. Initiatives such as these, as well as the ongoing mentorship and training programme, are a testament to our overall contribution to the sports community. We trust that these items will be used as development tools to further improve sports in Ghana.”

For his part, the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku thanked Betway and lauded the significance of the gesture.

"Indeed, the support Betway is giving is very significant to the development of the game, given that it addresses the core needs of the clubs. I express our sincere appreciation for the gesture, we remain hopeful that this partnership will be strengthened and one day when the success story of Ghana's Women’s Premier League and the women’s game, in general, is being told, Betway will receive the prominence it deserves," he said.

As development partners of the GFA, Betway has introduced a number of initiatives including the mentorship and training programme that focuses on the upliftment of women’s football in Ghana.