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Soccer News of Thursday, 26 April 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Beach Soccer is back: Kasapreko, Kwese, YFM and Pulse Ghana onboard Unity Cup

After a year of inactivity and a sponsorship crunch, one of Ghana's fastest growing sports, beach soccer is set for a big comeback.

This was confirmed to Ghana News Agency (GNA) by the President of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association Yaw Ampofo Ankrah.

He revealed that several meetings have successfully been held with sponsors and potential partners to relaunch the sport which took Ghana by storm a few years ago.

"Yes I can confirm that Kasapreko is on board, along with Pulse Ghana, Yfm, Kwesé TV and other media partners.

Our long term partners and sponsors CAL Bank would also announce their new package for Ghana beach soccer soon.

I can't disclose more than this because the official unveiling and media launch would be held next week where full details would be made available".

Beach soccer recently went through a dry patch with the association struggling to secure major financial backing for an ambitious national championship.

This stalled plans for a nationwide expansion of the sport which led to clubs being inactive for two seasons.

However, following series of meetings with Felix Ansong the newly appointed CAF Beach Soccer Committee member, as well as other key stakeholders, it is understood that technical, financial and logistical support would now be available to Ghana Beach Soccer.

Significantly, in line with the new beach soccer structures approved by FIFA in 2017, the Ghana Football Association would be supporting the sport via FIFA beach soccer development funds.

The Ministry of Tourism and Ghana Tourism Authority are also expected to play supporting roles with a drive to boost sports tourism in the country through beach soccer entertainment.

Perhaps the biggest trump card to boost the coastal sport is the inclusion of household musicians who would be performing live at Beach Soccer venues across the Central, Western, Volta and Greater Accra region.

The venue of the 2018 Unity Cup would be the Laboma Beach Resort in LA, Accra where each coastal region would present a team to challenge for the giant trophy.

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