The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana women’s Premier League side, Berry Ladies Football Club, Mrs. Gifty Oware-Mensah, has won the sports category of the Forty Under 40 Awards.
The award ceremony, which took place at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra, sought to reward outstanding entrepreneurs in their respective endeavours.
The ceremony awarded 39 other entrepreneurs who distinguished themselves in various fields.
She was awarded for her exploits in the football industry, which she serves as the (CEO) of the model club, Berry Ladies.
Mrs. Oware-Mensah is also the Vice President of the men’s top-flight football club, Berekum Chelsea, and a management member of the Black Maidens, the ladies’ U-17 national team.
She is also the Vice Chairperson of the Super Cup committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
Under her tenure, Berry Ladies FC had nominations for Best Female Team of the Year, Most Vibrant Club on Social Media, and Best Ghana Club CEO at the Ghana Football Awards 2021 alongside clubs like Accra Hearts of Oak, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Accra Great Olympics, Legon Cities and Ridge City.
Currently, she is the National Service Scheme’s Deputy Executive Director (General Services).
She has a centre dubbed ‘The Afia Oware Summit’, which gives young women the chance to be mentored. The astute football personality is exceptional in her capacity to recognise talent, engage, and develop it into something spectacular.
BY Daniel Bampoe