The Football Maties Foundation is very proud to have added another ambassador: Shadrach Eghan, midfielder for Ghana’s national team and a player for FC Twente since January 1st, 2013. Eghan was born on July 4th, 1994 in Akosomo, a small town in the Eastern part of Ghana where he grew up with eight brothers.
Eghan in his own words: “As a young child I dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and when I turned eight years old, I started playing soccer for my school team. The Golden Boots Academy scouted me and because I was one of the better soccer players in the academy I was able to move to Sweden”.
Second Chance with FC Twente
At that moment Eghan’s boyhood dream starts. In the summer of 2010, he trained for four months with IFK Klagshamn in Sweden. During this period Mjallbjy AIF showed an interest in Eghan. “I also trained with Malmo FF, but unfortunately I did not get a contract so I returned to Ghana”. In 2011 and 2012, Eghan got a second chance with FC Twente and was asked to stay for an extended trial period. During the winter break in 2013, he signed his first professional soccer contract. Eghan: ” A dream came true so I signed for four and a half years.”
A couple of months later Eghan already made his debut in the Dutch First Division. During the 2013-2014 season he played in 24 games and ultimately scored five times.
In his home country, Ghana, Eghan saw first hand how much soccer clothes, -shoes, -balls and other -attributes are welcomed. Through his colleague Nick Marsman, also a Football Maties Foundation ambassador in FC Twente nation, Eghan heard about the foundation. He knows his way around in Ghana so when asked to become an ambassador, Eghan did not hesitate to commit. What would you like to accomplish with your role as an ambassador?
Project in Ghana
Eghan in his own words: “Football Maties does fantastic work and the foundation is completely run by volunteers so if I can contribute because I was fortunate enough to see my dream come true, I will do that with great pleasure. Often used soccer clothes look just like new and they can be put to good use in Ghana. First, we will try to start a project in my home town Akosombo. Furthermore, I know that my soccer stats with FC Twente are being closely followed in Ghana. Through those channels I hope to contribute to the Football Maties Foundation and make the foundation’s objectives more widely known to people”.
We are very happy with Shadrach Eghan and wish him luck in his role as ambassador with the Football Maties Foundation.