The story so far...

In a historic partnership between international football legend George Weah and international entrepreneur, Nirav Tripathi, the Diya Weah Football Academy has been created. This Academy is both an endorsement and reflection of the great George Weah who pioneered the way for not only future African football stars, but whose story also continues to give inspiration to so many around the world.

The academy system will be rolled out world-wide in conjunction with international partners, including in George's home country of Liberia, which will become a 'Centre of Hope' giving disadvantaged kids and raw talent a place where they can learn, grow and more importantly, develop their skills to make it on the global football stage. 

As we realize these academies of hope in chosen locations around the world, stay tuned for the inspirational stories you will read, watch and hear about here. Regular news will provide updates on locations, facilities, trials and how the general public will be able to take part not only in the programs that the academies will run but in supporting the kids inside the academies to be the best that they can be. 

Ambassador George Weah and Nirav Tripathi at the signing of their partnership agreement in Monrovia in November 2016