Regina Nuamah, the mother of Ghana's emerging football talent Ernest Nuamah, has opened up about her initial resistance to her son's pursuit of a football career due to concerns about his academic performance.
In an interview with King Eben TV, Regina shared that her family had prioritized Ernest's education over football, hoping he would excel academically.
She recalled moments when she noticed her son struggling with reading and comprehension, which raised concerns for his future.
However, Regina's perspective changed when Ernest joined the Right to Dream Academy, an institution renowned for combining education and football training.
To her surprise, she never received any negative feedback regarding his academic progress from the academy.
In fact, she discovered that Ernest's performance improved, and he even became proficient in English, impressing her when he assisted white customers at her grocery store in Kumasi.
Ernest, now 19 years old and playing for Nordsjaelland in Denmark, joined the Right to Dream Academy during his primary school years. Despite initial doubts about his academic abilities, he proved to be an exceptional student both on and off the field.
This season, Ernest has garnered significant attention for his outstanding performances in Denmark, culminating in him winning the prestigious best player award.
Additionally, his impressive form has earned him a call-up to the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, for their upcoming match against Madagascar.
Regina's initial concerns have been pleasantly overturned by her son's achievements, showcasing how the right balance of education and football training can lead to remarkable success.