Betway Ghana donated volleyballs, training bibs, nets and training cones to local volleyball teams in Ghana’s Western and Western North Regions. Betway Ghana also provided a special training session in sports science, coaching and fitness. This included a practical volleyball game session the Airforce Volleyball Court and a sports capacity building training session on sports science and coaching.

The initiative was part of the company’s “Betway Up” initiative, a major CSR project aimed at uplifting sports teams across various disciplines in Ghana. Mr. Kwabena Oppong-Nkrumah, Country Manager (Marketing) for Betway Ghana, explained that the initiative’s ultimate goal is to empower young people through sports. Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah said over the past five years, Betway Ghana had actively undertaken CSR initiatives in communities where the company operated, and that the company looked to keep this going into the future. He mentioned that similar donations and capacity building sessions had taken place in Ghana’s Central and Ashanti Regions.

Mr. Stephen Appiah, Former Captain for the Black Stars and Betway Ambassador interacted with participants during the capacity building session and shared his remarkable story from the humble streets of Chorkor to international soccer stardom. Mr. Appiah emphasized humility, a focus on goals, passion and hardwork as critical to success in sports and in life.

“When you do what you love, you don’t get tired because your passion is what fuels you even when there is no financial gain involved”.

Mr. Stephen Appiah | Former Captain of the Black Stars and Betway Ambassador

Dr. Aniemena George Chidi, a Sport and Exercise Physician, addressed participants the need to bridge the gap between sports and health. Themes addressed included introduction to sports and exercise medicine, sports sociology, muscular fatigue and recovery, and nutrition and sports psychology. Dr. Chidi underlined the fact that sports was 10% physical and 90% mental.