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Ghana's Right to Dream Academy launch modern training facility

Published on: 28 March 2014
Right to Dream Academy founder Tom Vernon with the Managing Director at Mantrac at the launch

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy launched its state of the art training facility at its base in Old Akrade on Friday.

The facility which includes eight modern training pitches is christened the Mantrac Centre due to the machinery and logistical support offered by Mantrac Ghana in the construction of the site.

Right to Dream through its partnership with Mantrac Ghana since 2012 have now finished the construction of four standard pitches and four eight-aside pitches for the use of the inmates.

Officials from Mantrac Ghana and the Ghana FA, former players; Stephen Appiah, Augustine Arhinful, Anthony Baffoe and Joe Addo attended the brief ceremony to officially launch and christen the training facility.

Founder of the academy Tom Vernon reckoned the huge impact the facility will have in the production of the best talents in the country.

“We are very grateful to Mantrac Ghana for providing us with the support in the construction of this facility,” he said at the launch.

Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah with inmates of the academy

“Right to Dream is noted for producing top quality talents not only in sports but in academia as well and I believe this facility will go a long way into adding further value to the graduates we produce here.”

Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah who was blown away by the facility called for more corporate involvement in the provision of the requisite infrastructure.

“I am very much impressed by this facility. I mean in our time we didn’t have something like this but we turned out quite fine in our careers,” he said.

“In the absence of the vibrant colts in our days, academy is the way to go and for them to be successful they need the facilities.

“And therefore I hope more companies come on board to give the facilities we need to develop football in the country.”

Right to Dream Academy founded in the late 90’s is regarded as Ghana’s premier football academy for the production of several player who ply their trade dominantly in Europe.


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