Posted by: westafricanfootball | 10/05/2012

BENJAMIN ELI AGBEKO

Benjamin Eli Agbeko of Mighty Jets FC is arguably one of the most exciting prospects in the GLO Premier League 2011-2012. Mighty Jets FC, based in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, is currently struggling to avoid relegation from the top flight. Despite playing for a rather poor team, Agbeko has been a shining light. A few days ago, Agbeko was linked to Ghanaian top club Asante Kotoko FC, who recently became league champions.

Agbeko is a product of the Unistar Soccer Academy, also based in Accra. As far as I know, Agbeko is still contracted to the academy, having signed a loan deal with Mighty Jets FC before the current season. According to M&M Consulting, Agbeko is born 18.05.1995 and will therefore turn 17 in a week. According to the same source, Agbeko is 178 centimeters and 75 kilos.

Agbeko is a versatile player, mostly used as a left-winger or as a striker. He has played regularly for Mighty Jets FC this season, sometimes making substitute appearances.

Agbeko played about 10 top level matches before he was named in the squad of the Ghana B national football team. At the time of writing, Agbeko is part of the Ghana U-20 national football team.

Agbeko has scored one league goal, on 21.03.2012 against Tema Youth FC.

Agbeko is described as a “playmaker”, “a dynamic, energetic” player with “strong tactical experience” and a “very good dribbler”. I have seen Agbeko a couple of times and can confirm that he is an excellent dribbler. I have also noticed that he is a lively player with great speed and a brilliant left-foot. Agbeko has stood out for Mighty Jets FC this season, alongside great players such as Musah Inusah (central defender), Jacob Kwao (midfielder), Emmanuel Laryea (full-back, midfielder), Tamimu Muntari (winger) and Abubakar Sidi Soufian (striker).

The following clip shows a few of his qualities:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INOUKjaZym0

The picture of Agbeko is taken from M&M Consulting.


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