TWENTY youth players and officials of Bechem United will depart Ghana in April for the illustrious Dallas Cup football tournament in the United States.
Favoured as one of the teams from Africa to make a mark, the cadet team of the Ghanaian premiership outfit, have been preparing zealously for the two-week campaign which roars off from April 12-24.
Aside two-time champions Nigeria, no African team had won the Dallas Cup in any division.
The trip is being sponsored by Delta Airlines.
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, commonly known as the Dallas Cup, is an annual international football tournament for invited youth teams.
Established in 1980, the tournament is held in Dallas, Texas, with FC Dallas serving as its host club.
Venues used for the tournament include the Cotton Bowl and Toyota Stadium.
The Cup has tournaments for age groups ranging from Under-13 to Under-19.
Mexican side Tigres UANL is the champion of the Under-19 Super group. The first ever Dallas Cup saw an English club side from South London, St. Thomas More, win the U-14 cup, an amazing display in goal from Sean Woods saw him lofted onto the shoulders of his team-mates in celebration.