Ernest Agyiri is a Right to Dream graduate and professional footballer for Manchester City, currently on loan at Norwegian side, Vålarenga.

Born in Accra, Ernest won a scholarship to the Right to Dream Academy in 2008. According to Head of Football, Gareth Henderby, he is one of the most naturally-gifted footballers to enter the Academy. An attacking midfielder, Ernest has often been the source of match-winning moments in crucial games – most recently in helping the Right to Dream U18s retain the Gothia Cup in July 2015.

In his graduating speech in November 2015, Ernest spoke about the importance of reacting positively to criticism as a means of self-improvement. Building on his natural talent, it has been Ernest’s willingness to improve as a student and a footballer that has seen him fulfil his ambition of signing for Manchester City.

In August 2017, Ernest made the switch to Norwegian top-flight side Vålarenga. Ernest has also represented Ghana U17s and has set his sights on earning a call-up to the Black Stars squad.