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Full name
West African Football Academy Sporting Club

Gomoa East District, Ghana

West African Football Academy Sporting Club is a Ghanaian football club and the biggest football academy in Ghana based in Goma Fetteh, and was founded by Feyenoord from Rotterdam. They are playing in the Ghana Premier League formerly of the First Division.


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Relationship with Feyenoord (Rotterdam)

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Feyenoord's chairman Jorien van den Herik was given permission for the opening of Feyenoord's own football academy in the Ghanaian settlement of Fetteh, just outside the capital Accra. The go-ahead was given by the Chief of Fetteh in 1998. At the academy, young talented African footballers can work on their football skills. In addition to helping their football potential the students are provided with formal education which is funded by Feyenoord. Former Feyenoord player Mohammed Abubakari is the first player that graduated from the academy and achieved a professional contract at Feyenoord. Prior to Abubakari's move, Jordan Opoku spent some time at Excelsior and Royal Antwerp FC before returning to Ghana.

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In the buildup to the 2008–09 season, right-back Harrison Afful went on trial with Feyenoord, but was not offered a contract.

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The idea for Feyenoord’s own football academy was born in Abidjan. Jorien van den Herik was there to sign the then still unknown Bonaventure Kalou and got into contact with the education institute at Kalou’s club. That same year the head of the youth education flew to Africa to take stock in the project and returned with a praising report. In January 1998 the ball got rolling: Feyenoord would start its own Football School in Africa. In August 2014 Feyenoord was rebranded in West African Football Academy.

Satellite clubs

The following clubs are affiliated with Feyenoord Gomoa Fetteh:

  • ASEC Mimosas
  • Feyenoord Rotterdam
  • Squad

    As of 1 July 2016.
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    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Head coach
  • John Kila
  • Technical director
  • Sam Arday
  • References

    West African Football Academy Wikipedia

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