LAMSA is an NGO and football academy based in Buduburam, Ghana, providing a safe haven for more than 80 refugee players from the Liberian Refugee Camp. We host volunteers worldwide.


LAMSA was founded on September 2022. Luis and Max, two Spanish students arrived by mistake at the entrance of the Liberian Refugee Camp and met their people.

Looking the great poverty the community is facing and their passion for football, we decided to start a life changing project. We founded LAMSA with the goal of guaranteeing basic material for all of the more than 60 kids that form our Academy. At the moment, we are sending material every month for reaching our objective.

The academy currently consists of three team:U-10, U-13 and U-15. All teams train for 2 hours three days a week. On weekends we usually play friendly matches against other clubs in the area. LAMSA's intention in the future is to expand the number of teams and compete in a national league. At the academy we promote values such as teamwork, companionship, effort and humility. We believe these are essential for the education and growth of our players.




Our team is formed by Luis and Max that are currently in Spain and two qualified coaches, Dominic Wisdom and Moses Mulbah that are based in Buduburam.

Our Team

Luis Coll


Max Griera


Dominic Wisdom


Moses Mulbah


Buduburam is a refugee camp located 44 kilometers west of Accra, Ghana. Opened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR in 1990, the camp is home to more than 12,000 refugees from Liberia who fled their country during the First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996) and the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003).

In 1997, Liberia held elections that the UN judged to be fair enough to allow for safe repatriation conditions. As a result, the UNHCR discontinued refugee assistance to Liberians in Ghana, and the settlement lost much of its funding. During this time, an estimated 3,000 refugees returned to Liberia. Most chose to remain in Ghana, and the Buduburam settlement served as the center of their community.

Now host to over 42,000 refugees, most of whom are Liberian, the settlement still receives new refugees on a regular basis.

Bayern Munchen footballer Alphonso Davies was born in Buduburam in 2000 before moving to Canada at the age of five.

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