Right To Dream academy have appointed former Black Queens coach, Masaud Didi Dramani as Head of Football following three years as Transitional Coach with the Right To Dream-owned Danish Superliga club, FC Nordsjælland.
Dramani will return to Ghana to take up the new role from September 6.
He has previously coached the Black Maidens and Princesses, the Satellites, and Queens.
“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,” Right to Dream said in a statement.
“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, Managing Director of the Right To Dream Academy in Ghana is delighted to have Didi return home to build the new Right to Dream.
“We are delighted to have such a legendary son of the land return home to lead the next phase of football development in RTD Ghana. I look forward to working with Didi to continue the tradition of excellence that began here in Ghana,” he said.
It will be Dramani’s second spell of employment at the academy, following a period as a Coach Educator in 2010-2012.
The 55-year-old has had a rich career to date. From a former professional footballer to a Physical Education teacher, he first took to coaching with Guan United, the team he founded, who soared under his leadership as Head Coach.
Having worked within the Ghana national team setup for men’s and women’s teams, he later led Ghana Women’s Under 17 team to bronze at the 2012 Women’s Under-17 World Cup before winning consecutive league titles with Ghanian Premier League team Asante Kotoko.
After a second spell with the Ghana Women’s national team, 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, and more on their journey into professional playing careers.
Right To Dream was founded by social entrepreneur Tom Vernon 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.