Sporting activities News of Friday, 21 June 2019
The oldest participant and youngest players in Ghana’s 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad have been exhibiting indicators of a good off-the-pitch romance if their social media posts are anything to go by.
Ghana’s file goalscorer Asamoah Gyan at age 34 is the elder statesman in Kwasi Appiah’s 23-man group when CD Leganes ahead Kwabena Owusu, a shock inclusion in the squad finds himself at the other conclude of the spectrum aged just 22 a long time.
In spite of the about a ten years age difference between the pair, they have been charming their social media audiences with skits from within the Black Stars and lots of Ghanaians would be hoping their chemistry would be translated on to the pitch for the target-shy Black Stars.
Gyan is Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with 51 objectives due to the fact he produced his debut in 2003 even though Owusu, selected at the expense of FC Porto man Majeed Waris will be hunting to make his mark in anticipated cameo appearances.
Owusu was born in Accra and moved to Spain in 2016. Immediately after getting trials at Racing de Santander and Advertisement Alcorcón B, he joined CD Toledo on loan in August, becoming in the beginning assigned to the reserves in the Tercera División.
Owusu built his senior debut in club football on August 31, 2016, coming on as a next-50 percent substitute and scoring all of his team’s ambitions in a 2–0 home get in opposition to UB Conquense, for the season’s Copa del Rey. He subsequently became a normal starter for the club, scoring eight plans as his side missed out marketing in the playoffs.
On 23 August 2017, Owusu signed a five-yr deal with La Liga facet CD Leganés. Eight days afterwards, he was loaned to Real Oviedo in Segunda División, for a person yr.
Owusu built his professional debut on September 9, 2017, changing Carlos Hernández in a 1–1 away draw from Sporting de Gijón. Just after 8 league appearances, his bank loan was minimize brief the pursuing 3 January, and he joined FC Cartagena on personal loan just several hours afterwards.
On July 24, 2018, Owusu was loaned to Salamanca CF still in the 3rd division, for a person yr.
The Black Meteors forward bagged a hat-trick in Ghana’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier in opposition to Togo and a further in opposition to Gabon seems to be fourth in the pecking buy of Ghana’s forwards.
He appears to have gatecrashed the squad by impressing Black Stars assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko who doubles as the mentor of the Meteors.
Gyan, Jordan Ayew and Caleb Ekuban will very likely begin in advance of him but the youngster will definitely be relishing the chance to understudy Gyan.
NB: Tunisia’s and Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Marc Martin Lamti who will switch 18 on July 26, 2019, is the youngest player in the event which begins right now in Cairo, Egypt.