The leadership of TMM Sports Alliance, a new sports talent management firm, says it is targeting young people in Tarkwa and other parts of the Western Region with effective management strategies to help fulfill their dreams of becoming successful sportsmen in future.
Speaking at the official launch last Saturday, the Executive Director of the firm Mr Justice Annan noted that his outfit’s take-off plan is to build training facilities for the nurturing of young talents in the Western Region and beyond.
Mr Annan added that the firm had discovered a great deal of talents in the region and was seeking to reach them with top notch training programmes, grooming and exposure.
Midfielder Seth Baiden (middle) is the first footballer signed by the firm
“There are sports talents but what is lacking is the support. A genuine support and the willingness to help build a proper sports career for our young talents and that was the problem we identified.
We found during our initial scouting that there are young people engaged in sporting activities with some playing good football barefooted, on hard surface and uneven grounds,” he said.
He continued: “If you look at the skills being exhibited you'll be amazed. That is the problem TMM Sports Alliance is here to solve. The difference is, with us, you know you are dealing with a legally registered limited liability company. We love the challenge and we are going for it.”
Justice Annan speaking during the launch
TMM’s focus includes football, basketball, tennis and volleyball players. At the moment, a number of individuals and groups support young people with sports talents in the region but without proven corporate governance structured which leaves some of these talents, sometimes disappointed and disillusioned.
However, TMM Sports Alliance, according to its management, will offer proper management of talents, which is one of the key gaps in sports development in Ghana.
New recruit Seth Baiden receiving a plaque from an official of the firm
The management used the occasion to unveil a new signee, Seth Baiden, a right footed central midfielder with unique tactics, speed and skills who was discovered during one of the firm’s initial scouting activities in Teshie, Accra.
Seth, one of the many football talents was unveiled after signing the official legal documents covering his contract.
“I am grateful to God for this opportunity. I am not just here to play football but I am here to play and win,” said an elated Seth after his unveiling.
Seth Baiden signing the contract