Two players from the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) will tomorrow travel to Ghana to participate in a three-week education, football training, and residential life program at the Right to Dream Academy.
Right to Dream is a football academy founded in 1999 by former Manchester United scout Tom Vernon. It was the first football academy of its kind on the African continent, combining quality education with elite football training.
According to the MFA, 11-year old Semion Quaye and 13-year old Emmanuel Sieh of the 6th and 5th grades respectively, will leave Liberia from February 6-25 along with MFA co-founder and director of football, Sekou Manubah.
The MFA came in contact with the Ghanaian academy in November 2017 during their first international tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire. A Right to Dream scout who attended the international tournament earmarked several talented players from the MFA.
Since then, the MFA management has been discussing the possibility of having two of the scout’s favorite footballers, Quaye and Sieh, visit Right to Dream to explore the possibility of joining their academy in the future.
Over the past 19 years, Right to Dream has produced more than 40 professional footballers and more than 50 student-athletes who have won scholarships to top high schools and universities in the United States.
The two MFA student-athletes will return to Monrovia on February 25.