Posted by: westafricanfootball | 18/01/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – GHANA

Otuo-Acheampong

Name: ABDUL, RASHID
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Bechem United FC(Ghana) 1    0
2012-2013 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1

Rashid Abdul is a big, strong left-back with an excellent left-foot, powerful shots and a healthy working rate. His long throws is an attacking weapon. Despite suffering relegation with Bechem United FC last season, Abdul’s steady performances earned him a big move to Berekum Chelsea FC. Abdul has been struggling to get first team action at Chelsea, so far having played three out of 15 matches. As the brilliant Richard Kissi Boateng is heading for TP Mazembe in DR Congo, Abdul will most likely play a bigger part during the second part of the season. I am pretty sure that Abdul would have played regularly for most other top level sides in Ghana. The age of Abdul is unknown but he was registered as a U-23 player before the GLO Premier League 2011-2012.

Name: ABUBAKAR, SADIQ HAJI
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Central midfielder / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
West Ham United FC(Ghana)
2009-2010 Berekum Arsenal FC(Ghana) 1
2010-2011 Ebusua Dwarfs(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Berekum Arsenal FC(Ghana) 1    0
2012-2013 Aduana Stars FC(Ghana) 1

Sadiq Haji Abubakar, sometimes referred to as “Abubakari Sadique”, has shown a lot of promise during the first part of the GLO Premier League 2012-2013. Abubakar has played 13 out of 15 matches for high-flying Aduana Stars FC so far this season and he is now an established member of the first team. Abubakar has excellent ball control, a lot of creativity and his thunderous shots should soon lead to his first goal of the season. Before the current season, Abubakar has mostly played for struggling teams but he could very well end the season with a championship medal. I have previously written that Abubakar is born 23.12.1987, based on a registration document from the GLO Premier League 2009-2010.

Name: ACHEAMPONG, OTUO
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
Asokwa Deportivo FC(Ghana)
2009-2010 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    0
2010-2011 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Wassaman United FC(Ghana) 1    0
2012-2013 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1

Centre-back Otuo Acheampong of Medeama SC has been one of the revelations of the GLO Premier League 2012-2013. Acheampong has replaced Kwabena Adusei, who joined Asante Kotoko FC, with style, having played 14 out of 15 matches in the heart of the defence. Acheampong’s partnership with the more experienced Godfred Rockson has been magnificant. Acheampong is a tall, powerful defender, combining strenght with intelligence and style. Acheampong seems confident whenever he plays, something the supporters of Medeama SC appreciate. In December 2012, the supporters voted Acheampong as the club’s best player in the opening 10 games of the season. Acheampong has also been training with the Ghana B national football team during the sesaon.

Unfortunately, there seems to be some confusion regarding the age of Acheampong. According to a registration document from the GLO Premier League 2009-2010, Acheampong is born 07.06.1990. According to CVgoal.com, Acheampong is born 02.11.1992. I have also read the birthdate 08.11.1993 on an unconfirmed source. According to his own Facebook-page, Acheampong is born July 7th, making the confusion rather complete.

In June 2008, Acheampong was part of the Ghana U-17 national football team. This piece of information makes it likely that 1992 is the correct birthyear. Please note that my experience is that age-confusion is rarely caused by the player himself and in any case, Acheampong is a young, promising player with a bright future.

Acheampong has recently been linked to struggling Hearts of Oak SC, a transfer I doubt will ever take place. Acheampong should rather focus on delivering solid performances in the Medeama defence and learn more from the brilliant Rockson. The picture is of Acheampong and was found on medeamasc.com.

Name: ACQUAH, PAUL
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Attacking midfielder / Right-winger
Season Club L Games Goals
Auroras FC(Ghana)
2012-2013 Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana) 1

It’s been a tragic season for Hearts of Oak SC but youngster Paul Acquah has been a bright spot. Acquah is a lively, pacy midfielder who can out-run any defender. If his delivery and ball control improves, Acquah can blossom into an interesting player. Acquah, who joined Hearts of Oak SC from feeder club Auroras FC, has played six matches for Hearts of Oak SC so far this season. Acquah is most likely 17 or 18 years old.


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