The first ever football reality show has been launched in Kumasi with the aim of offering opportunities for top football talents. Under the auspices of the Adonko Next Level Energy drink and the member of Parliament for Kwabre East in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Francisca Oteng Mensah, top football talents will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in an organized and routine session.
The event will have a mini tournament for teams in the Kwabre East Constituency and other parts of the region, while the reality show will have talents from all over Ghana competing.
Speaking at the Launch, Sporting Director of Ashantigold, Prof. Nana Kwasi Darlin said this was a dream come true for him as a ‘failed’ Footballer.
“I have always wanted to be a great footballer but due to injuries I had to stop “
“Just after quitting playing I decided to still give back to the sport through scouting and that’s what I have since embarked on and I thank God he has used me to bless several top notch talents in Ghana and beyond ” Prof. Nana Kwasi Darlin added.
The former Bechem United chief executive officer who is noted for growing Football talents said the Platform will be offered to all Football talents on fair grounds.
Winners of the Reality show will have the opportunity of European trials leading to permanent deal.
The Launch was attended by the Adontenghene of the Manponteng traditional area, and his entourage, the Ashanti regional Football Association represented by their vice Chairman Vincent Akutsa and former Administrative officer at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Kwame Obeng fosu.
Convening founder and leader of mission, Africa Diaspora forum, H.E Dr Erieka Benneth was the special guest of honour. In her message to the event delivered via video, she acknowledged the impact the event is going to have on upcoming footballers, and the opportunities available for them in future.
Story by Michael Okuley