Ghanaian Academy Glo Lamp Football Academy are set to participate in this year’s edition of the Trofeo Beppe Viola tournament in Italy. 

From March 7th-12th Garda Trentino will once again showcase the U17 talents taking part in the 48th Torneo Città di Arco – Trofeo Beppe Viola.

One of the big novelties of Arco’s 2019 international tournament will be two teams of talented African youngsters: the Academie FC Baobab from Dakar (Senegal) and the Glow-Lamp Soccer Academy from Accra (Ghana).

Accra‘s Glow-Lamp Soccer Academy was founded in 2010 by a former young prospect that Pelè “named” as his natural heir: the 44-year-old Nii Odartey Lamptey, winner of the U17 World Championships in 1991 with Ghana‘s “Black Starlets“.

In past years Ghana’s National Team – the so-called “Africa’s Brazil” – launched footballers with the likes of Essien, Appiah, Muntari, Koffour, the two Asamoah (Gyan e Kwadwo), Boateng, Thomas, just to mention the latest “big guns”.

In the wake of the Nineties’ splendours, the Glow-Lamp is one of Ghana’s most renowned football academies: some of the talents discovered by Lamptey’s staff were already capped in the National Youth Teams.


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