Posted by: westafricanfootball | 26/10/2010

FRANCIS MORTON

On Saturday, 23.10.2010, Ghana U-20 won 4-1 against Benin U-20 in a qualifier for the “Libya 2011 Orange African Youth Championship”. There were only a few players from the GLO Premier League in the starting line-up – one of them was youngster Francis Morton.

Francis Morton is a left side-back / left-winger playing for Liberty Professionals FC – a club that is famous in Africa for producing exciting talent. Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese), Derek Boateng (Getafe), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland), Sulley Muntari (Inter) all played for Liberty Professionals FC at early age.

Quality left-footed players are hard to find, and I am pretty confident that foreign clubs soon will discover the talents of Francis Morton – a youngster that arguably has one of the finest left-foots in the GLO Premier League. Francis Morton is known for his thunderbolt shots and precise deliveries from the left. He is also somewhat of an expert from set-pieces and always willing to join the attack. 

Francis Morton joined Liberty Professionals FC before 2009-2010. It is difficult to find out where he was signed from but according to my sources his former clubs include Bright Future FC (probably Amasaman Bright Future FC) and Shaka FC – apparently clubs based in the Greater Accra-area.

According to my statistics, Morton played between 15 and 20 league matches in 2009-2010, scoring one goal – against Eleven Wise FC in Round 7. Morton was often used as a left-winger / left-midfielder, mostly because of the brilliant form of left-back Richard Kissi Boateng. Richard Kissi Boateng has apparently joined a club from Libya and Morton could therefore very well be the regular left-back for Liberty this season – which is also his position when he plays for Ghana U-20.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the age of Francis Morton. According to the official homepage of Liberty Professionals FC, he is born 05.11.1994. I have also found other sources confirming that 05.11.1994 is the correct date of birth. However, according to a team list published when Ghana U-20 travelled to Japan earlier this year, his date of birth is 05.11.1992. According to the same source he is a rather small player, only 167 centimeters.

As far as I know, Morton has never been named in any squad for Ghana U-17 but he has been a regular for Ghana U-20 this year.  In any case, Morton is a talented youngster that deserves attention despite his inexperience.


Responses

  1. I’m in talk with European club’s regarding Morton,Nketiah will sign for Latvian side Skonto,1 year loan with option for transfer
    Best regards

  2. Thank you for this information. I think Morton is talented and he should have the potential for bigger leagues. Øivind Henrik

  3. I’ve spoke this morning with player Francis Morton,and here for you I’m providing correct information based on his passport
    DOB: March 11th 1992
    173 cm
    65 kilos

  4. http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/start%20lists/ghana%20vs%20congo.pdf

    List of player with date of births


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