Sport tech startup, AMPZ has announced the launch of its sport talent mobile app and award of sports scholarships to 16 young talents.
The announcements were made At an event tagged MatchMania designed to be an annual talent showcase for grassroots sports, first in Nigeria and then other parts of Africa in the nearest future.
According to Co-Founder/CMO Brenda Nwagwu, “we have seen a huge gap in the African sports market and AMPZ is here to not only bridge that gap but also power the dreams of the next generation of African stars together with our partners.”
A team of promising talents from the AMPZ platform entertained the crowd in games against MPAC Sports and Crest Football Academy [formerly cowbell]. At the end of the games, 16 out of the 24 finalists in football and basketball were awarded scholarship and would proceed to an all-expense paid development program with partners including The Future Academy.
Co-Founder/CEO Abdul-Jabbar Momoh, in an ihe described AMPZ as the “LinkedIn for sports in Africa with a mission to connect 5,000 African talents to their dream opportunities in the next five years.”
According to Momoh, “there is an estimated 78 million connected sports participants, aged 10-24 years, exposed to exploitation including trafficking due to lack of access to verified information and platforms to connect with the right audience. Many African kids and youths believe sports is their ticket to a better life but are confronted with these challenges.”
The AMPZ mobile app allows sports talents to profile themselves, share their data, upload their content and get connected to verified opportunities and scouts. With this solution, AMPZ hopes to usher the African sports ecosystem into a new era using technology.
The app is now available on Google Play Store and open to sports talents in Nigeria, while the team gets ready to cater for a pan-african audience.
The ampz mobile app will also help in curbing the menace of sports trafficking which is rampant in Africa.
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