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UK’s Hartpury College awards honorary degree to Ghana’s Majeed Waris

United Kingdom’s Hartpury College has awarded a honorary Sports Degree to Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris.

The Black Stars striker is an alumnus of the university after joining them on an elite sports scholarship from Ghana’s Right To Dream Academy between 2008 and 2009.

Waris played a year at Nike Academy before signing a professional contract with BK Hacken in Sweden.

Waris after receiving the degree said: “I’m honoured to receive the sports honorary degree from Hartpury college (UK) yesterday.

“I Want to say a big thanks to Right To Dream Academy and Hartpury College for their continuous support and also to my family, friends, and teammates.”

The Strasbourg striker has a special place in Hartpury College’s history with a special ‘success story’ profile on their website.

He became their first-ever student (former or current) to feature at a the World Cup finals when he came on as a substitute for the Black Stars against Portugal in 2014.

Hartpury Director of Football, Tom Radcliffe, said at the time that “it was absolutely fantastic to see a Hartpury student perform on the biggest stage in football and we are all so proud of him.

“He was exemplary during his time here, showing the hard work and determination that he shows in every match, so this was extremely well deserved.”

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