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Wednesday May 31st

Mens Soccer

UNC sophomore midfielder/forward Ernest Bawa (20) chases after the ball at the UNC v. Georgia Southern game at Dorrance Field on Sept. 3.

'Work doesn't lie' for UNC men's soccer player Ernest Bawa

Ernest Bawa grew up in Ashaiman, located in Ghana's capital, Accra. His dedication to soccer paid off, as he eventually received a scholarship to play for the Right to Dream in Ghana. He became the first person in his family to attend high school when he played for the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Even through a halted season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and injury, Ernest Bawa always found his way back to the game.  Now a sophomore at UNC, Bawa's heart remains in his hometown. With his success in soccer thus far, he said he wants others from Ashaiman to also find success with their passions.

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