Airtel Rising Star Selected To Play At The FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup
Airtel Ghana has congratulated Priscilla Okyere for being selected into the Black Princess, Ghana’s U20 female football team.
The team will be playing at this year’s FIFA U – 20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Priscilla Okyere was a participant of the maiden edition of Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) edition four years ago where she led the Black Maidens to win Africa’s first medal at a FIFA organized event for women, scoring the winning goal; against Germany in the process.
Head of Corporate Communications and CSR at Airtel Ghana, Donald Gwira in a release congratulated Priscilla for continuing to play good football and exhibiting sportsmanship which has merited her selection to the national team and once again, play at the world cup. “We at Airtel are proud of your achievements and we hope that you will continue to be an ambassador for Ghana”.
He added that Airtel Rising Stars is becoming the platform of choice for budding footballers, both male and female to show case their skills and be selected to experience football at the highest level. Since her mercurial rise, ARS has become the talent pool for other young footballers to be selected by the Ghana Football Association into the national teams. At the end of ARS 2014 in July, a select –side of 20 players have been selected to play at an invitational tournament at the end of August in South Korea.
Airtel Rising Stars is a sports talent initiative introduced by Airtel that seeks to discover and nurture talented under 17 years male and female footballers who otherwise would have gone unnoticed and untapped. The initiative runs in all 17 Airtel operations across Africa and seeks to bring to light the skills of these young and talented ones by giving them the platform to become world class football stars.