Participants of the Season 3 of the Guinness Football Challenge stand a chance of winning $250,000.On the night of Friday 28th September, amidst great drama and anticipation, the mystery of the BLACK BOXES were revealed when they were dropped across Accra, by Guinness, to celebrate the launch of Season 3 of the football challenge.The boxes contained gold bars to represent the above mentioned amount that could be won by lucky candidates.The show, which has excited audiences across Africa over the last two years, is back for an incredible third season and this time it’s going to be even bigger as it goes Pan-African.Over the past two years, the GUINNESS FOOTBALL CHALLENGE has inspired millions of Ghanaians as they witnessed their countrymen taking home thousands of Ghana Cedis from the TV game show phenomenon.In Season 3, there will be a grand prize fund of up to $250,000 up for grabs, as Guinness gives football fanatics the chance to join the table of men and show what they can do for the opportunity to compete for their country. In a new twist to the show, fans across Ghana will have the opportunity to try out and represent the nation to find out who is Made of More and has the skill and knowledge to go all the way to be crowned Pan-African champions.Contestants from Cameroun, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will be flown to South Africa where they will be pitched against each other for a chance to win this life-changing sum of money.To kick off season 3 in true Guinness style, Ghana’s number one stout is searching for football lovers who have what it takes to represent the nation on a Pan-African stage.Agnes Essah, Marketing Director Guinness Ghana Breweries said during the launch, “We are calling on all Guinness and football loving fans who have what it takes to join the table of men and represent Ghana on a Pan-African stage where we will give them the chance to realise their dreams by winning big in the new Guinness Football Challenge.”“If you and your team mate have the knowledge and the skills and are ready for the challenge, step up and meet us at our recruitment events and play for your country – one of you will need to demonstrate great skill with a ball at your feet, and your partner should know everything there is to know about the beautiful game. This year, there is definitely more at stake so we need all you talented, passionate football fans out there to take part. We can’t wait to see you all there!” As was the case in the past two seasons, each team of two persons will be screened and go through a series of challenges to see if they can ‘Play for Your Country’ and be crowned Pan-African champions.So football loving duos who are 18 years and above should come along to the GUINNESS FOOTBALL CHALLENGE recruitment events taking place in:o Woezor Park, Ho – 6th Octobero Jubilee Park, Sunyani – 20th Octobero Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi – 27th October o Jubilee Park, Takoradi – 3rd Novembero Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Obra Spot, Accra – 10th NovemberFootball lovers, who want to try out for the show, should also sign up to Guinness’s exciting new mobile social community for football lovers, GUINNESS VIP, for more details. Sign up at m.guinnessvip.com on your phone or computer or SMS the word ‘YES’ followed by your date of birth ‘dd/mm/yy’ to 1759. Please note that it is free to sign up to GUINNESS VIP, but the usual data roaming and SMS charges may apply.
Ghana slipped three places down on the FIFA ranking for the month of July released on Thursday.The Black Stars despite two wins in the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho last month.Ghana’s 830 points garnered keep them behind Chile, USA and France but still remains Africa’s second best country.Ivory Coast maintained their 13th position and the continent’s highest ranked nation for the month with 1009 points.Brazil lept 13 places to ninth after their stunning victory over Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup final last Sunday.However, Spain held on to top spot ahead of Germany while Colombia climbed four places to a personal best of third thanks to some impressive performances in the World Cup qualifiers. FIFA took into account, 16 FIFA Confederations Cup games, 89 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 29 friendlies.