Training provided by official football academies in Ghana (pt 3/3)
Ousmann Manneh, a 20-year old footballer from the Gambia now living in the UK, visits an official football academy in Ghana. It is highlighted that although Ghana is not the poorest nation in West Africa many live on 70 pence or less a day. Hence, football is a potential way out of poverty for Ghanaian youths. The official academy does not give false hope and mixes coaching with education. British coaches also visit the academy to help in the training. The majority of youths come from poor unstructured backgrounds and are given realistic opportunities for the future without the exploitation of the unofficial football trafficking seen before.