Ghanaian football tactician Mas-Ud Didi Dramani has been appointed Head of Football at the renowned Right To Dream academy in Accra, following a three-year spell as Transitional Coach with the Danish Superliga club, FC Nordsjælland, owned by Right to Dream.
Dramani, who has previously coached the Ghana’s women’s national team (Black Queens) and the Ghana’s under-20 male team (Black Satellites), will return to his homeland to take up the new role with Right To Dream from September 6, 2021. It will be his second spell at the academy, following a period as a Coach Educator from 2010 to 2012.
The appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for Right To Dream, who will open a new Egypt academy in 2022, followed by a new pro women’s team. With further growth on the horizon for the innovative organisation, Dramani will return to Right To Dream’s birthplace to lead football development with boys and girls in Accra.
Eddie Mensah, MD of the Right To Dream Academy in Ghana, said: "We are delighted to have such a legendary son of the land return home to lead the next phase of football development in Right to Dream Ghana. I look forward to working with Didi to continue the tradition of excellence that began here in Ghana."
Dramani, now 55, has had a rich career to date. He led Ghana’s Black Maidens to win bronze at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup before winning consecutive Ghana Premier League titles with Asante Kotoko.
After a second spell with the Black Queens, Dramani then joined the Right to Dream-owned FC Nordsjælland in 2018 where, as Transitional Coach, he supported graduating Right To Dream academy players, including Mohamed Kudus, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Maxwell Woledzi, among others, on their journey into professional playing careers.
Right To Dream was founded by Briton, Tom Vernon, social entrepreneur, and is at the forefront of football innovation. It provides transformational life-changing opportunities through sport and education for the next generation of leaders, and its values of personal development and purpose run deep in every student-athlete.
With notable graduates such as Mikkel Damsgaard (Denmark and Sampdoria), Mohamed Kudus (Ghana and Ajax), Mathias Jensen (Denmark and Brentford), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana and Rennes) and more, the academy is on an upward trajectory that will enable greater access, opportunity and equality for more young people around the world through football.