Posted by: westafricanfootball | 16/10/2010


The local football clubs of Ghana have produced some brilliant midfielders the last couple of years. Both Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Arsenal FC Berekum / Asante Kotoko – now Udinese Calcio, Italy), Anthony Annan (Hearts of Oak SC – now Rosenborg BK, Norway) and Kwadwo Asamoah (Liberty Professionals FC – now Udinese Calcio, Italy) started their careers playing in the Premier League of Ghana. Aaron Amoah, the central midfielder and playmaker of Mighty Jets FC in the GLO Premier League, could very well be on the same path as the players mentioned.

Aaron Amoah is born 07.07.1993, which makes him 17 years of age. He is a rather small midfielder, 171 centimeters and about 65 kilos. Amoah is a versatile midfielder who can play as a holding midfielder but is mostly used as an attacking midfielder at his current club.

The teenage prodigy made his mark in Ghanaian football in 2008-2009, playing for Mighty Jets FC in the Division One League – the second level of football in Ghana. His start of the season was impressive and he was soon to be named in the squads of Ghana U-17, being an important member of the team that failed to qualify for the CAN U-17 being played in Algeria in March / April 2009. In August 2009, Amoah was named in the squad of the Black Starlets, the U-20 national team of Ghana.

Although disappointed for missing out on the CAN U-17, Amoah was in December 2009 named as the best young player of Ghana following his exploits for the U-17 team. A major achievement for such a young player, only 16 years of age when he received the award.

Mighty Jets FC did not win promotion after the 2008-2009 season and Amoah decided to join one of the teams that actually did, New Edubiase United FC. The 2009-2010 proved to be a difficult season for New Edubiase, struggling with relegation-worries most parts of the season. However, Aaron Amoah was a bright spot, providing an important platform behind their quality strikers Fuseini Nuhu and revelation Seidu Bansi. During the season, he was a regular member of the Black Starlets.

Amoah decided to re-join Mighty Jets FC when they won promotion in 2009-2010 and he is currently their top performer in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011, which is reaching week 7 this Sunday. On 03.10.2010, Amoah made a wonderful performance against leaders Kessben FC in a match that was televised in Ghana. Amoah scored two goals, both clinical finishes. Together with captain Yahaya Mubarak, he will be essential for the inexperienced side that will struggle hard to avoid relegation this season.

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