Betway, the global online betting multinational, intends to expand its operations in Ghana by supporting social impact agribusinesses to boost operations. With more than 65 per cent of Ghana’s population operating in the agricultural value chain, support from companies like Betway will positively impact the sector by enriching the sector’s growth and create more jobs for numerous unemployed Ghanaian graduate and non-graduate youth.
Speaking to Agricinghana Media Editors, the Executives of Betway underscored their belief that sports and agriculture could propel the growth of the country.
Ever since entering Ghana, Betway has continued to support soccer in the West African country in numerous ways. For instance, it now sponsors a number of Ghanaian Premier League (GPL) teams, including Aduana Stars, Liberty Professionals and Medeama SC. The online betting multinational also organizes several GPL cups to promote football, discover talent and give talented players the local and international exposure they deserve. The company has gone an extra mile to partner with West Ham United for a coaching program, which targets upcoming players in the West African nation.
The Betway Stephen Appiah Cup Finals
The Stephen Appiah Cup was the result of Betway’s football promotion and support efforts in Ghana. Organized by Betway Ghana, this football competition saw eight teams from Chorkor, James Town and its environs battle for the cup, top prize money and bragging rights. Alphon ZU FC and Nii Ona FC made it to the finals with Alphon ZU FC emerging winners.
The match went down on Saturday, March 10th at Chorkor, Accra ending with a 2-1 outcome. The fierce campaign ended with the winners pocketing a sum of two thousand five hundred Ghana (GHS 2,500) credits, bagging other souvenirs and securing the bragging rights. Nobody went back home empty-handed since the second as well as third-placed teams pocketed some cash prizes as well. It was a moment of accomplishment for everyone.
Several prominent people and many supporters attended the tournament. Among the VIPs were Stephen Appiah himself, Azumah Nelson who is a legendary boxer cum owner of Alphon Zu FC and two former Black Stars players, Sam Johnson and Godwin Attram.
A delighted Stephen Appiah narrated how he began his soccer career, playing on the same pitches in the Chorkor community. He pointed out how his recently announced collaboration with the online betting company, Betway, was geared towards the continuous promotion of sports and talent in the country. Appiah stated that their primary goal was to support small clubs and give talented players the exposure they need. Azuma Nelson also had a chance to address the audience. He thanked his team for delivering an incredible performance and urged them to work harder to rise to further heights.
The Stephen Appiah Cup Overview
The Stephen Appiah Cup was organized in honor of Ghana’s retired football legend Stephen Appiah. The 38-year-old former midfielder played for several major European football clubs and other clubs around the world during his career peak. For instance, he played for Juventus, Fenerbahce, Brescia as well as Bologna. Appiah shone in his career between 1995 and 2012, participating in 255 matches and scoring 41 goals. He is now in the league of other great legends from Ghana, including Michael Essien and Jeffrey Schlupp.
This is the brief rundown of how the Stephen Appiah Betway cup went down recently. It was an incredible football occasion that saw everyone go back home excited. All the three teams delivered remarkable performances and took home some good price money. It was a great initiative by Betway to promote soccer in Ghana.
Editor’s Note: Agribusinesses in Ghana hope to receive similar support from Betway as it’s done for sports. Very laudable initiative!
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