Cargill is hosting a week long football event starting on 8 February, with participants from six schools within the Tema region.  Coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation will be providing the children and their teachers with football training and advice throughout the week.

The event, organised and funded by Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business based in Tema will see three Chelsea Foundation coaches running a number of activities.  These include coaching the children to enhance their football skills, holding a ‘master class’ training session for football and physical education coaches and rounding off the week with a gala football tournament.  The gala will provide the children with the opportunity not only to put the skills they have learned into practice, but also gives them the opportunity to compete for football and educational prizes donated by Chelsea and Cargill.

“At Cargill, we are committed to supporting and enriching local communities where we operate. One of our key focus areas is to promote healthy lifestyles, particularly for children, so we are delighted to be hosting a sports event that involves so many young people”, says Kojo Amoo-Gottfried, Managing Director, Cargill Ghana Ltd.  “We are extremely grateful to the Chelsea Foundation for its support and look forward to an exhilarating few days.”

Cargill has built up a relationship with the Chelsea Foundation through working together on community projects close to Cargill’s office and Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham in the UK.  The participation from the Chelsea Foundation coaches will help improve the skills of many young aspiring football players as well as being motivating and fun.

Simon Taylor, Head of the Chelsea Foundation said: “The Chelsea Foundation is proud of the way we use football to help communities throughout the world. We believe that football is much more than just a game. It can help bring people together as well as educate, motivate and inspire young people to develop their potential – not just as players but also as people.”


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