One World Football Academy (Ghana)

12 June 2014

Africa: Ghanaian Footballer Richard Apetor Wins XBox Competition to Play in Brazil During The 2014 World Cup

press release

One World Football Academy are proud to announce that one of their rising players Richard Apetor has been selected to play in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup as part of the Xbox interactive series ''Every Street United”.

The series will feature legendary football players Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids as they search for the most gifted and undiscovered street soccer stars across five continents and eight countries (United States, England, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ghana and South Korea).

When Xbox first launched the “Every Street United” competition, One World Football Academy were contacted to source some the best talent in Ghana; and it wasn't long before Richard caught the eyes and attention of Xbox Representatives, who selected him for the final eight in the competition.

Richard Apetor will represent both Ghana and Africa, as the only player to feature in the series from the continent. As part of the ultimate street soccer competition, Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids will also coach the Division 2 player, during his time in Brazil.

One World Football Academy managers, George Abogbampo and Edem Kpodo, are excited for Richard and the exposure this will give him as a young Ghanaian footballer. Edem states, “For us it’s about providing a platform for young players to showcase their talent and enjoy what they love, which is football”.

George explains, “From the beginning our aim has been to create opportunities for players to allow their hard work and talent to be rewarded” – Now, the world will see what Ghana has to offer.

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