As we approach the 2020-21 Ghana Football season, FMiG will take time to profile all 18 clubs who play in the Premier League.
Today the lenses focus on Dreams FC.
Enjoy the read…
Name: Dreams FC
Date Founded: July 14, 2009
Venue: Theater of Dreams, Dawu
Nickname: Still Believe
Coach: Winfred Dormon
Birthed on July 14, 2009, the club was originally housed at Kweiman but now based in Dawu where they play their home matches.
Dreams FC began with three football brains in President, Mohammed Jiji Alifoe, Vice President, Prince Abdul Hamid and Kurt E.S. Okraku who until his election as president of the Ghana Football Association last year was the Executive Chairman of the club.
The trio harbored this dream to setup on their own and run this project of poverty alleviation through football while inculcating the spirit of always believing in the players who pass through this football factory.
The push to form Dreams FC was also fuelled after an ownership wrangle between themselves and the family of former FC Midjtylland joint-owner Alhaji Bimbo following his death.
After coning into being, Dreams FC would dominate for 4 straight years in the Division 2 terrain (3rd tier of Ghana Football League system).
After gaining grounds and firmly making a case that they had come to stay, the club’s hierarchy activated the vision of climbing up the Ghana Football ladder to rub shoulders with the top sides.
This began with an entry into the National Division One League, competing in Zone 3 of the competition. This was in the 2014-15 season. Dreams FC usurped all their counterparts to emerge top of the pile and secure qualification to the Ghana Premier League for the first time in their history at the first try.
Their maiden league campaign went well until a setback hit their foundations hard. An anomaly with player registration cost them their premier league status. The club was demoted to the Division One, but never looked back and lived up to their shibboleth of ‘Still Believe’.
Inspired by hope, driven by passion and fueled by the grand plan to make an impact with its vision, the club reorganized in the Division One, played with zest, dominated the terrain and sealed a remarkable return to the top flight just a year after.
The setback only set them back to prepare them to get back into the elite league, this time with more experience. Dreams FC is living the dream, and rightly so deserve to do that in the company of the elite clubs in the country.
The Dreams FC project has helped produce several players including, current Chelsea defender Baba Abdul Rahman, the highest scoring foreigner in the history of Egyptian Football League, John Antwi (currently with Pyramids FC), Benjamin Tetteh of Sparta Prague, Leonard Owusu of Vancouver Whitecaps and many others.