Hartpury College in the United Kingdom has bestowed an honorary sports degree on Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris.
Waris is a University alumnus who attended an elite sports scholarship after graduating from the Right To Dream Academy in Ghana.
After that, the player signed a professional contract with BK Hacken in Sweden.
Majeed Waris stated after receiving his degree:
“I’m honoured to receive the sports honorary degree from Hartpury college (UK) yesterday. 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.”
Am honoured to receive the sports honorary degree Award in Hartpury college(UK) yesterday. Want to say a big thanks to RTD and Hartpury college for their continuous support and also to my family, friends and team mate. @hartpurycollege @right2dream pic.twitter.com/Sur2WizqHF
— M. Waris 🙏 (@warisgh10) November 5, 2021
The Strasbourg striker holds a special place in Hartpury College’s history, as evidenced by a’success story’ profile on their website.
When he came on for the Black Stars against Portugal in 2014, he became their first-ever student (former or current) to appear in a World Cup.
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.
“This just goes to show the strength of our programme here and I’m confident that Waris will have a big role to play for Ghana in many World Cups and major competitions to come.”
Photos Of Majeed Waris Receiving Honourary Degree