“In 2010, I wanted to do something to help the youths in Ghana. It’s a nation of football and I have a coaching badge, so it made sense to try and help the underprivileged youths through football, ones from poor backgrounds whose parents can’t help them. That’s when Akosombo United FC began.
The first couple of years weren’t easy as I was funding it out of my own pocket. Working two jobs to help keep it up, but it has been great. Every penny I make with Uber gets sent back to Ghana - at least £200 a week.
The boys stay in rented accommodation, we pay rent and bills, feed the boys, buy provisions and equipment, it all adds up. My wife and I have spent over £70,000 in the past nine years, then another £25,000 from fundraising. I could have built a house in Ghana by now! But I want to do the right thing. If I have the money, why wouldn’t I help?” - Frank, Partner Driver for 2 years.