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Four Graduates at Africa Cup of Nations 2023

The Africa Cup of Nations is already a spectacle, but for everyone at Right to Dream, the 2023 edition holds an extra layer of magic. We’ll be watching four graduates represent their nations on the continent’s biggest stage.

Ghana: Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United FC) – Ernest Nuamah (Olympique Lyonnais)

Burkina Faso: Adamo Nagalo (FC Nordsjaelland)

Ivory Coast: Simon Adingra (Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club)

These four graduates, hailing from three different countries, join a growing list of alumni who have etched their name in the Africa Cup of Nations history, including David Accam (2015), Thomas Agyepong (2019), and Kamaldeen Sulemana (2021).

But for us, it’s about more than glory and spotlight. We’re not just celebrating individual success. For us, it’s about recognizing the journey, the grit, and the dedication that brought these talents to rub shoulders with the continent’s finest.

From their first steps at the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana to the global exposure with our International Academy, paving the way for their first taste of pro football with FC Nordsjaelland – this journey was no coincidence.

It was the result of years of meticulous planning, a belief in undeniable talent, and countless hours of hard work.

Seeing the paths they’ve navigated to represent their nations today serves as a reminder of the profound impact a well-crafted pathway, backed by a supportive community, can have in the development of professional athletes. It shows how a well-thought-out development plan can unlock incredible talents and empower them to reach their full potential. Learn more about the Pro Football Pathway Here

And now, while we cheer for Kudus, Nuamah, Nagalo and Adingra as they represent their countries in Ivory Coast, we're confident their journeys serve as an inspiration for young talents across our community in Ghana, Denmark, Egypt, and the US.




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