By Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, March. 11, GNA - Alphon Zu FC, has emerged champions of the Betway Stephen Appiah Cup, played on Saturday, at Chokor, Accra.
The football gala, organized by leading online sports betting company Betway Ghana, saw eight teams from Chorkor, James Town and its environs competing for cash prizes and other bragging rights and other souvenirs.
After a heated final with Ni Ona Nii Ona FC, Alphon Zu FC walked away as winners with a cash prize of GH¢2,500 and a trophy while the second and third placed teams, Nii Ona Ni Ona FC and Extra O United walked away with cash prizes.
The maiden competition was organized in honor of the former captain of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah.
An elated Appiah, narrated how he started his football career at the same vicinity. He highlighted how he recently announced collaboration with Betway was geared towards the continuous development of sports in Ghana and provision of opportunities for both players on the Betway platform and aspiring footballers through activities like the Betway Talent Search.
Since the commencement of operations in Ghana, Betway has been heavily involved in the development of sports in the country.
Prior to their announcement of Stephen Appiah as their brand ambassador, Ghana’s leading sports betting brand had announced the simultaneous sponsorship of four Ghana Premier League clubs – a first in the League’s history.
They had also successfully completed other football development campaigns like the 2017 Betway Talent Search initiative, tertiary football league support and Thought Leadership programs amongst others.