modernghana logo

FEATURED STORY Maritime Court Backs Ghana In Offshore Dispute With Ivory Coast...

body-container-line

Airtel Rising Stars Storms Kumasi

Daily Guide
9 June 2012 | Sports News
Samuel Osei Kufuor with some Airtel Ghana officials during the tournament.
Samuel Osei Kufuor with some Airtel Ghana officials during the tournament.

THE SECOND edition of the Airtel Ghana Rising Stars programme, aimed at unearthing talented future soccer stars got underway in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital last Sunday.

The three-day event, saw teams from the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and the three northern regions, presenting selected under-15 teams to take part in the male and female soccer competitions.

The competing teams who form the Zone One category of the nationwide competition, was witnessed by former Ghana soccer legend, Samuel Osei Kufuor and Odartey Lamptey.

Speaking with DAILY GUIDE SPORTS , Kwame Gyan, Corporate Relations Manager, Airtel, said Messrs Kufuor and Lamptey who are products of juvenile soccer have been selected by his outfit as ambassadors of the tournament.

According to him, the tournament is being played concurrently in 17 African countries where Airtel currently operates, adding, winners in the male and female categories from the 17 countries would later meet to compete for top honours in Kenya.

Mr. Gyan noted that four best male players and two best female players in the tournament would be ferried to South Africa where they would attend a one-week soccer clinic.

He explained that the motive behind the commendable tournament was to discover and nurture talented footballers who would be given the platform to showcase their talents on the international stage by Airtel.

  FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
 
 

Do you have a story for publication? Please email it to editor@modernghana.com

Sports News

quot-img-1EVERY STEP TOWARDS A GOAL OF SUCCESS REQIURES A SACRIFICE

By: EVANS TWUM BARIMAH quot-img-1

Inter Bank Rates

Currency Buying Selling
U.S Dollar4.40554.4099
Euro5.27655.2811
Pound Sterling5.96725.9745
Swiss Franc4.54894.5538
Canadian Dollar3.58613.5890
S/African Rand0.33380.3342
Australian Dollar3.51473.5214
body-container-line