The aim is to develop elite footballers, and create an environment in which both sporting and academically Ghanaians can flourish.
The idea is by 2025 to have begun the construction, or to have bought facilities for an academy to support the aspirations of players – partnering with professional football clubs and educational governing bodies/companies for supporting pathways. The pathways being, increased opportunities to play in an elite environment via the support of education – education of our coaches and players.
Sport is a huge part of Ghanaian culture. And sport is playing an increasingly significant part in keeping boys and girls in education (in Ghana and abroad, as international students). We want to provide the tools to ensure that continues.
What, and how do we intend on doing this?
We want to create a hub for Sport and Education. To create programs and initiatives to engage young Ghanaians. To create pathways with mentoring via sport and education.
In the next 12-24 months, what would we like to achieve?
- Have a Talent ID day(s) through a tournament w/education pathways – we would like to engage upto 200 players and coaches.
- Provide scholarship opportunities
- Mentoring/Education classes (for the players)
- Talent ID/Coaching CPD with UEFA Qualified Coaches/Tutors
With better coaches increases the opportunities for better players: From an article written in 2019, it was reported, “Ghana have 150 CAF A Licensed coaches.”
In reference to our podcast w/Marçal Trulls in 2021 “Spain have approximately 2,769 Pro-licensed coaches. The most in Europe/the World.” That’s a difference of a 2,619 coaches.
He pointed that as being the difference for their success. The improved and mass education/coaching of their players.
- In 2023 we would like to support local community and support Grassroots Football – donations, kit, competition, and pathways (sport and education).
- Following the tournament, created a representative side for a games program with further opportunities. And going into the following season (2023/24 season) a development centre we be launched.
- And with the foundation of the development centre. All roads will lead to the vision of 2025 – in building/buying facilities for a school/development centre.
How would we like to achieve it?
All the above is my story ONLY in part. The content for book, and the book itself will detail great stories on my travels, and life lessons.
I’m very passionate about ownership and partnerships—collaborating. For without this, it’s impossible to achieve great things.
BE A PART OF IT…
As a part of my book launch, I am releasing NFTs for people to be a part of my journey. All NFT holders will receive a copy of my book (an ebook which will be the NFT), as well as a plaque which will be set into the wall or flooring or the centre. The plaque with be engraved with the NFT number(s) which will symbolize your contribution to the project.
Until the centre is built, a single plaque with all the NFT numbers will be present at each of our events – displaying our appreciation for your support…All the above will be documented via our articles, podcast, and on YouTube.
Total NFTs: 3,333
NFT Price: 0.13 ETH
NFT Release Date: 4pm (GMT) 16th January 2023
The NFT’s will be available via Opensea (click here). To find out more, join our discord group (click here) with other riders and drivers where you will hear this information first—as well as riders and drivers sharing their funny, interesting, and amazing stories. Including tips and knowledge of the job.
From 2018 you have been a part of my and our journey in sharing and evolving the conversation on Ghanaian football – via YouTube, articles, podcasts, and being on the ground in Ghana. For the next 3-4 years I want to take these conversations to a level that has never been seen before, but hopefully inspire others to do the same.
For any questions or queries, message @andrewmensahjr @teamghanaeu via social media, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to you being a part of the continued journey on the 16th January 2023.
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