Dreams F.C. (Ghana)

Dreams Football Club is a Ghanaian professional football club based in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. The club is competing in the Ghanaian Premier League.[2][3][4]

Dreams Football Club
Dreams FC logo.png
Full nameDreams Football Club
Nickname(s)Still Believe
Founded2009; 13 years ago (2009)
GroundTheatre of Dreams, Dawu[1]
Capacity5,000
PresidentMohammed Jiji Alifoe
Managervacant
LeagueGhanaian Premier League
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 2009 and was promoted to the second level of the Ghanaian football league system in 2014.[5] The club eventually qualified to the Ghana Premier League in 2015 after emerging winners of Zone 3 in the Division One League. The Club moved its ground to Dawu, for the 2015–16 football season to satisfy requirements of the Ghana Football Association's Club Licensing System. The club however maintains its training ground at Kweiman where it houses most of its players.

The club operates a first team, popularly called Stage 1 and a youth team called Stage 2. Players of Stage 1 are considered first team members and compete in the Ghana Premier League. Stage 1 is managed by former Asante Kotoko trainer and national U20 team coach Abdul Karim Zito.[6] Stage 2 is the feeder club to Stage 1 but are under the trading names Still Believe FC and In God We Trust FC.

Ghana Premier LeagueEdit

Dreams FC sealed their qualification to the 2015–2016 Ghana Premier League season for the first time ever in their history.[7] In December 2016, the club was demoted from the Ghana Premier League due to an anomaly with the registration of a player. The decision was taken by the Ghana Football Association's Disciplinary Committee.[8][9][10]

Kit sponsorEdit

The Ghanaian Premier League side signed a partnership deal with kit manufacturing firm, Mayniak Sports Wear.[11]

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 12 November, 2021[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GHA Godfred Amoah
5 DF   GHA Kingsley Owusu
6 MF   GHA Victor Oduro
7 FW   GHA Adamu Amadu
8 MF   GHA Farhadu Suleiman
9 FW   GHA Kwaku Karikari
10 MF   GHA Fatawu Issahaku
11 FW   GHA Agyenim Boateng Mensah
12 FW   GHA Ibrahim Issah
14 DF   GHA Abdulai Ibrahim
16 GK   GHA Solomon Agbesi
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   GHA Habib Mohammed
18 GK   GHA Augustine Koomson
19 FW   GHA Huzaf Ali
20 MF   GHA Simba Sylvester
21 DF   GHA Abdul Jalilu (captain)
23 DF   GHA Maxwell Arthur
24 FW   GHA Musibau Aziz
25 DF   GHA Issah Yakubu
31 DF   GHA Abednego Asafo
32 MF   GHA Sadat Mohammed

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Technical director   Abdul-Karim Zito
Head coach Vacant
Assistant coach   Winfred Dormon
Team manager   Kofi Akosa Agyei-Aygeman
Goalkeeping coach   Raymond Faney
Physiotherapy   Jibril Uthman
Masseur   Haruna Seidu

Managerial historyEdit

Dates Name
2018–2020   Abdul-Karim Zito
2020–2021   Winfred Dormon[13]
2021–2022   Vladislav Virić[13]

ManagementEdit

Position Name
President Mohammed Jiji Alifoe
Vice President Prince Abdul Hamid
General Manager Ameenu Shardow
Deputy General Manager Enoch Agyare Addo
Head, Dreams Media Derrick A. Okraku
Community and

Supporters Relations Manager

Alhaji Yussif ‘Cliff’ Iddrisu
Finance officer Theresa Nelly Slippi- Mensah
Administrative Secretary Augustina Afful

HonoursEdit

National leaguesEdit

  • GN Bank Division One League: 2015
  • Division Two League (Greater Accra): 2014

Other competitionsEdit

Notable youth team playersEdit

Dreams Youth Team has produced players such as:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Promoted Dreams FC settle on Dawu Park as home ground for Ghana Premier League matches". social_image. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Premier League Tables". Ghana FA. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dreams FC appoint Manuel Zacharias as Technical Director". Pulse Ghana. 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. ^ "Asante reveals reason behind his move to Dreams FC | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  5. ^ Dreams FC – Ghana’s hub of exceptional football talent, goal.com, accessed 9 February 2015
  6. ^ "Bring back the reserve league - Karim Zito". www.ghanaweb.com. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Dwarfs and Dreams F.C qualify for Premiership". myjoyonline.com. Joy Sports. Archived from the original on 2021-01-30. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Dreams FC demoted to Division One, Tema Youth promoted over". GhanaSoccernet. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  9. ^ "Dreams FC accepts Division One demotion". Graphic Online. 13 December 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-09-08. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Dreams FC demoted to Division One, Tema Youth promoted over". GhanaWeb. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  11. ^ "Official: Mayniak named kit partner for 2020/21 season". dreamsfc.com.gh. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  12. ^ "DOL: Dreams FC beat Vision FC in a thrilling encounter – Sports News-GH". www.sportsnewsgh.com. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  13. ^ a b "2021/22 GPL: Dreams FC part ways with head coach, Vladislav Viric". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  14. ^ "Belgian giants Anderlecht snap up Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Sowah Adjei on one-year deal". social_image. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

External linksEdit