Ernest Agyiri

Ernest Agyiri is a Right to Dream graduate and professional footballer, signing for English Premier League side, Manchester City, in 2015.

Born in Accra, Ernest won a scholarship to the Right to Dream Academy in 2008. According to Technical Director, Gareth Henderby, he is one of the most naturally-gifted footballers to enter the Academy. An attacking midfielder, Ernest has often been the source of match-winning moments in crucial games – most recently in helping the RtD U18s to retain the Gothia Cup in July 2015.

In his graduating speech in November 2015, Ernest spoke about the importance of reacting positively to criticism as a means of self-improvement. Building on his natural talent, it has been Ernest’s willingness to improve as a student and a footballer that has seen him fulfil his ambition of signing for Manchester City.

Ernest has also represented Ghana U17s and has set his sights on earning a call-up to the Black Stars squad.