Ghana's No. 1

Laryea Kingston makes immediate coaching impact, leads Right to Dream to two wins in Japan tournament

Published on: 19 December 2019
Laryea Kingston makes immediate coaching impact, leads Right to Dream to two wins in Japan tournament
Laryea Kingston led his side to the win on Thursday

Ex-Ghana star Laryea Kingston has hit the ground running in his coaching career after leading Right to Dream Academy to two wins in two matches at 2019 J League International Youth Cup in Japan.

In first appearance as a caoch in an international tournament the former Black Stars players helped the Akosombo-based school to victories over their Group A opponents in their opening two matches of the tournament being played in Nagano.

Right to Dream academy defeated Fukuoka 2-0 in their opening Group A match on Wednesday before hammering South Korean club Gwangju 3-0 on Thursday.

The two victories mean the Ghanaian side have reached the semi-final of the tournament.

The semi-final matches will be played on Saturday, 21st December but will play Nagoya to end their group matches.

Kingston is coaching the iconic Ghanaian academy Right to Dream at the globally-renowed 2019 J League International Youth Cup in Japan.

The ex-Ghana star is leading the Akosombo-based football grooming school at the tournament in Asia as part of their annual international competitions they partrticipate in.

The former Black Stars player has selected 21 players he has travelled with for the tournament being played in the city of Nagano.

The SuperSport television pundit is venturing into coaching and match analysis after retiring from the game after over two decades of his football playing career.

He played in Ghana, Italy, Libya, Russia, Israel and Scotland before joining the Right to Dream academy to learn how to train the next generation of footballers.

He also already visited Danish side Nordsjaelland to join the coaching staff for two weeks as part of his training to become a coach as their feeder academy in Ghana.

Right to Dream have been drawn in Group A of the eight-team international tournament they won last year after impressing in the competition by defeating Ulsan 2-0 in the final.

They will face home sides Fukuoka and Nagoya  as well as South Korean club Gwangju.

Brazilian giants Flamengo have been drawn in Group B to play Swedish club BK Hacken and home teams Gamba Osaka and Omiya.

The 2019 J League International Youth Cup in Nagano started on December 18th (Wednesday) and will end on December 22nd (Sunday).

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