FORTY COMPETITORS recruited from Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale are set for a show-down at the national finale of the Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge Season 2 at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra on Saturday.
The contenders who were recruited during the zonal competitions last November, will battle it out to win mouth-watering prizes including cash, souvenirs, smart watches and Malta Guinness products.
The winner is expected to take home a cash prize of GHc5,000 while the 1st and 2nd runners up will win GHc3,000 and GHc 2,000 respectively. There will als be a consolation prices for all other participants.
According to the organisers, each of the 40 contenders stands the chance to earn a spot on the six-person team that will represent Ghana at the Pan-African Championship in South Africa in February this year.
Ghana’s six representatives will compete against other competitors from Nigeria, Cameroun, Kenya, Ethiopia and Cote D’Ivoire for the ultimate $20,000 prize money.
Last year, two Ghanaians picked up the 1st and 2nd runner-up positions in the Pan-African championship which was won by Ethiopia’s Keariam Abera.
The Brand Manager of Malta Guinness, Roland Ofori said he is happy about the sheer passion and belief the competition has stirred among Ghanaians across all 10 regions.
“We put together the Maltavator Challenge to make our brand purpose which is to fuelthe can-do spirit of Ghanaians, tangible and meaningful to our consumers.
“I am thrilled to see that we have achieved this through the discovery of some very resilient, agile and tenacious young people. I have no doubt the Ghana final will be super exciting and I’m greatly hopeful we will win the ultimate in South Africa come February,” he added
The Maltavator Challenge is a proprietary programme created by Malta Guinness, a Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited brand.