The ninth edition of the Aspire Football-Dreams (AFD), has been launched at the British Council with the aim of unearthing great young talents in football and athletics for the country.
The events are held annually to select and train great, young and budding talented kids and give them the opportunity to realise their lifelong dreams of playing to the highest level and representing the various national teams in the near future.
For all the players, football dreams is a unique opportunity; for the selected few, it is a fantasy of all expenses paid- education, coaching, medical treatment, equipment, housing, and food, along the way to a European debut.
For its ninth edition, the programme covers an in-depth, 18 country spread, over three continents, relying on a team of prestigious coaches, scouts and academy staff who have gathered international experiences at the most prestigious scenes.
During the project, 500.000 young players participate in roughly 22.000 games, organised in an average of 80 fields, throughout 18 countries, for the best to be selected from. Balls, bibs, and other soccer equipment are donated to the 4,500 collaborators including coaches, local coordinators, and physiotherapists who contribute to the project’s achievement and professionalism.
By Albert Agyeman