Airtel Ghana has congratulated the Black Maidens of Ghana for qualifying to the quarter finals of the on-going FIFA U-17 women’s world cup in Costa Rica.
They will be playing Italy on Thursday 27 March 2014 at the Estadio National De Costa Rica in San Jose.
In a press statement, the Head of Corporate Communications of Airtel Ghana, Donald Gwira, said he was pleased with performances of the Maidens especially Sandra Owusu-Ansah who powered home a consolation goal for Ghana in their group B final match against Canada.
He therefore charged the maidens to go for gold and not to settle for anything less as he believes the maidens have the pedigree to go all the way to the finals and lift the cup.
Sandra is one of four members of the Airtel Ghana team who were selected for the Ghana U-17 World cup team. The other members were Kubrah Abubakari, Florence Fosuaa Annor and Belinda Anane. They all represented the Ashanti Region during the national Airtel Rising Stars competition played last year.
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.