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Ernest Yeboah Acheampong

Lecturer/Researcher, University of Education, Winneba

Dr Ernest Yeboah ACHEAMPONG is a lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (HPERS) at the University of Education, Winneba and an Associate Researcher in the Laboratory of Sport and Social Environment at Université Grenoble Alpes, France. He is a product of the FIFA Master equipped with unique and innovative managerial skills across the sports industry. He has expertise in Football Management, Youth Football Development and Coaching, with a research interest in African football, footballers ‘migration and mobility, sport for development and giving back phenomenon. He is a former semi-professional footballer from Ghana and a holder of CAF License B Coaching diploma and FIFA Grassroots Coach Educator. Coaching experiences in Ghana at Lizzy Sports Complex, colts’ teams and FC Seyssins (U19), France. His coaching took him to Sweden, Denmark and France. Ernest has an MBA in Human Resource Management and played a critical role in helping the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana to achieve a candidate status as the first General coordinator/Administrative manager. He has written articles in Journals, Sport Newspapers and Magazine. He is a reviewer for some scientific journals. He is also a member of several scientific societies (EASS, ISSA, EASM, 3SLF, etc.).


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer/Honorary Coach-Football, University of Education, Winneba
  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Education, Winneba
  • 2016–2017
    Asst. coach /trainer, F.C. Seyssins, Grenoble, France, National Championship league U19
  • 2015–2016
    Lecturer, Université Grenoble Alpes, UFRAPS-Laboratoire SENS
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer, Université Grenoble Alpes, UFRAPS-Laboratoire SENS
  • 2013–2014
    Development coach , Lizzy Sports Complex, East Legon, Accra.
  • 2013–2014
    Technical Head, OMO FUNTASTIC 5 Competition, Unilever Ghana Ltd .
  • 2010–2014
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Applied Management, Ghana Campus, Accra.
  • 2011–2012
    P. E Tutor/Sports coach, British International School, Accra, Ghana
  • 2011–2012
    Head Coach(U15), Born To Be Free Foundation, Accra, Ghana.
  • 2010–2011
    Research Manager for Sports Department, Viasat1 Broadcasting Ghana Ltd,, Accra-Ghana
  • 2011–2011
    Head of Administration /Academy Manager, Unistar Soccer Academy, Kasoa-Ghana.
  • 2003–2008
    Physical Education (P.E) and Sports Tutor, Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Eastern Region, Ghana.


  • 2017 
    Universite Grenoble Alpes, France, PhD
  • 2015 
    SportsAccord Academy, Lausanne, Switzerland., Certified Sports Professional
  • 2009 
    CIES-Centre for International Sports Studies, International Masters in Sport Management
  • 2008 
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science &Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, MBA(Human Resource Management)
  • 2003 
    University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. , Bachelor of Education (HPERS)
  • 1996 
    University of Cape Coast-Institute of Teacher Education Cape Coast, Ghana. , Diploma in Basic Education (Teacher Certificate ‘A’)


  • 2019
    African footballers in Europe. Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours, 1st Edition, Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, UK & USA.
  • 2019
    African Footballers’ Migration to Europe: Shifting Perspectives and Practices., More Than Just Games: Sports in Africa, Past and Present,
  • 2019
    Socioeconomic analysis of African footballers' migration to Europe: Elements for decision making in the game’s development, In Africa’s Domestic Football: Structure, Politics, and Every Day Challenges
  • 2019
    How does Team Composition Affect Performance in Continental Tournaments?, Cogent Social Sciences Journal
  • 2019
    African footballers’ life cycles according to the analysis of transfer value along their career path: A case study of Ghanaian players, Sport in Society- Cultures, Commerce, Media Politics.
  • 2019
    Effect of Team characteristics on Performance in tournaments., The International Journal of Sport and Society
  • 2018
    How does professional football status challenge African players’ behaviour, Soccer & Society
  • 2018
    Giving back to society: Evidence from African sport migrants., Sport in Society- Cultures, Commerce, Media Politics.

Professional Memberships

  • Sport & Society Research Networks (Common Ground)
  • European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS)
  • International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)
  • International Conference on Physical Education and Sport Science (ICPESS)
  • Société de Sociologie du Sport (3SLF)