The Coca-Cola under-17 Football Championship, a nationwide talent- hunting exercise being organised by the soft drinks giant in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association, had already had two successful competitions in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions late last year.
Beginning tomorrow to Saturday, teams like Asogli FC, Dynamo FC, Selion Academy, Volta Young Eagles (Ho), Fire FC, West Cedars, Serious Babies and Future Babies (Ketu) will battle for supremacy, with the winner booking their place for the national championship in Accra in April.
As part of the three-day competition, coaches Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie and Frimpong Manso will conduct coaching clinics for the teams’ technical handlers and players respectively.
At stake for the winners are GH¢400 a trophy, a set of jerseys and coca cola products, while the runners-up take GH¢350, a plaque and Coca-Cola products. There will be prizes for outstanding individual players.
After making stopovers in Kumasi and Koforidua, the regional competition took a break last October to make way in the Coca-Cola-sponsored FIFA World Cup trophy tour in Accra.
The Volta regional champions will join Anokye Stars and Comers Babies (Ashanti) and Ultimate Soccer Academy (Eastern) who have already booked their places in the national championship at me El- Wak Stadium from April 6 to May 9.
Coca-Cola, official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, will sponsor the national champions to South Africa watch football's biggest tournament in South Africa in addition to other attractive prizes.