Ghanaian academy Right to Dream played out to a 1-1 draw in their opening match against Yokohama Marinos in the 2018 J-League International Youth Cup in Japan on Wednesday.
With some of the top young Ghanaian players in the squad, the African went straight into action in the Group B match and opened the scoring right from the blast of the whistle.
Olivermarc Rosevilladsen was the scorer of the opening goal in the 1st minute after piling pressure on the goalkeeper who failed to clear properly at the first attempt.
The visitors rallied despite the pressure and drew level through Tsubasa Nakamura just before the break.
The two sides had some decent scoring chances in the second half but they could not convert the chances to leave the game level at full-time.
For the Ghanaian side players like William Kumado, Gideon Mensah, Maxwell Woledzi, Francis Abu and Simon Adingra were impressive and could be the future for their country.
Below is the highlights of the match:
Right to Dream academy's U19 side were handed an invitation to play in a top tournament in Japan against Flamengo of Brazil and and English club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Akosombo-based football school arrived in Japan on Monday with its U19 side next week to play in the 2018 J league International Youth Cup at the invitation of Japan's top-flight league.
The Ghanaian trailblazing football institution is among eight sides invited to play in the competition to unveil the best top players for the next generation.
They joined Korean side Ulsan Hyundai FC, Flamengo and Wolves as the foreign teams in the competition with the rest of the teams coming from top Japanese youth sides.
The home sides playing in the tournament are Yokohama F. Marinos, Albirex Niigata, Shimizu S-Pulse and Vissel Kobe.
The tournament will started on Wednesday with the final scheduled for 23rd of December in the City of Nagano, Japan.
Right to Dream have been invited to play in the competition thanks to the poll of talented players who have been groomed at the academy.
They are the only African side to be invited and have been invited to several international tournaments as a result of their performance and the way their players have been trained.