Former Black Stars player Derek Boateng explained his motivation to be a scout.
He currently works as one for Right To Dream Academy and has travelled to many countries in Africa including Egypt.
He said his main reason for choosing this profession is to help change the lives of talents.
“I see a lot of things that I’ve been through before – lot of poverty, a lot of hard places – I see myself in there,” Boateng told CNN.
“Especially after going to some of the students’ houses, see where they’re coming from, see where they’re living and how they live – it’s really, really tough. I always cry inside and it’s really, really tough for me but I have to do what I have to do.
“It gives me more energy, more power to be on the road and scout. I don’t care where this will take me. If I have to go to Iraq to go and scout, I will go. If I have to sleep in the car to scout, I’ll do it, because the only thing I know in my heart is that I’m going to change somebody’s life.”
Boateng played for the Black Stars in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. He also had experience in Spain, England and other European countries.