StarTimes, Africa’s leading pay-TV service operator, in collaboration with the German Bundesliga, has rolled out a project targeted at developing young female and male talents and coaches in Ghana.
The project, dubbed Bundesliga Football School, is targeted at getting 100 footballers (males and females) between the ages of 13 to 17 who would be trained by top coaches from the youth training centres of Bundesliga clubs with assistance from selected Ghanaian coaches.
The Bundesliga Football School, which is slated for December 14-18, 2019, will see Former German international Renate Lingor, 2x World Cup Winner, 2x European Champion and 3x Bronze Medal Olympic Games winner together with other UEFA license A coaches such as Tobias Süveges of SV Werder Bremen, Arne Stratmann of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Bjoern Nass of Bayer 04 Leverkusen while head coach of the Bundesliga Football School, Birger J. Nass will lead the course.
Former German captain and a 1990 FIFA world cup winner, Lothar Herbert Matthäus will also be in Accra during the period in a legends tour campaign to encourage the young talents and share his footballing experience.
Ghanaian coaches will also benefit from the project which seeks to expose them to new methods of developing young talents and build a new working corporation as they work together with the German coaches.
Mrs. Akofa Banson, the Head of Marketing at StarTimes Ghana at the launch, indicated the need for their investment in the development of Ghana football.
“StarTimes, the brand that introduced affordable pay-tv to Ghanaians 3 years ago is seeking to give back to Ghanaians with this Football school project through our partnership with Bundesliga.”
“We will continue to improve our brand, offer more value to our customers and contribute our quota to the growth of Ghana Football.”
In view of this, StarTimes has urged all skilled Ghanaian teenagers from these ages who can exhibit their talent in football to download the StarTimes ON APP from Goggle Play Store and follow the process on the homepage to register.Registration is from now till December 1, 2019.