The Diya Hope Football Academy network around the world is based on a proud partnership between African Footballer of Century and Ballon d'or winner, George Weah and Indian businessman, Nirav Tripathi. For many years Mr Tripathi has considered the empowering nature of sport around the world. As someone of Indian origin Mr Tripathi recognised the transformative nature of cricket in his home country. As a passionate football fan he also has recognised the parallels in The World Game and its capacity to change lives. In meeting and partnering with Mr George Weah it was clear that both had a determined vision for a platform to truly give hope, opportunity and sustainable pathways to achieve.
Inspired by the life and career of the great George Weah, the academies are built to foster talent and provide pathways to hope and future for millions of young people. This partnership will see a network of academies established around the world. These academies will also provide the multi-dimensional support for students in the academies to ensure that they have a positive future regardless of if they break through to the footballing stage.