"Never let people tell you that you can't do something. Take your opportunities and trust in yourself."

Mohammed Zakyi is a Right to Dream graduate currently studying at the University of Michigan on a student-athlete scholarship.

Born in Tamale in the North of Ghana, Mohammed joined the academy in 2009. A prolific striker with a great goalscoring touch, he helped the academy win the world-renowned Gothia Cup in 2014 and 2015, and was an integral part of the unbeaten Right to Dream U18s that toured Europe in 2015. He was also strong academically, becoming the first Right to Dream student to obtain AS-Levels in Maths, Economics and PE.

Mohammed graduated from the academy in 2015 after winning a scholarship to Canterbury School in Connecticut. In a short period, he proved himself to be an exceptional student and upon graduation in 2017, Mohammed was recognised with a clutch of awards and recognitions. As well as scooping the Outstanding Soccer player and Best Overall Athlete, he won the Phillip H. Brody Award for 'Exceptional achievement and all around service to the school.'