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Cheetah FC capo recollects how Christian Atsu turned down Berekum Chelsea to indicator for FC Porto


Soccer Information of Sunday, 26 July 2020

Resource: Ghana Soccernet


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President of Cheetah FC, Abdul Haye Yartey has shared a motivating tale about how Christian Atsu’s willpower to make a mark in Europe noticed him change down a major money loan offer from Ghana Leading League facet Berekum Chelsea.

Atsu expended some of his education at the defunct Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord academy prior to leaving to join Cheetah FC.

The nimble footed winger showcased his talent at an early age which prompted several community clubs including Leading League giants Berekum Chelsea to make a mouthwatering bid for him.

He even so left the shores of Ghana at a tender age, signing for Portuguese Liga NOS giants FC Porto in 2009.

But Cheetah FC boss Haye Yartey, who nurtured the likes of Alhassan Wakaso of Vitoria SC and a number of other Ghanaian gamers, Atsu’s occupation route could have taken a distinctive flip but his interior belief to triumph in Europe aided him to grow to be a top player.

“Just after we secured an invitation for Atsu to go for a trial at Porto, former Berekum Chelsea bankroller [Emmanuel] Kyeremeh asked for to have the boy on financial loan but we advised him the boy experienced to go to Portugal. It was still left with ten days to the conclusion of the January transfer window so Kyeremeh stated that I know this boy will go and come back again so acquire this cash and do a personal loan offer for us,” Yartey disclosed to Betty Yawson on Untold Tales.

“That was my 1st big revenue in football. It was $5,000. He stated, just take this funds simply because when Atsu goes to Portugal you’re going to command $30,000 to $40,000 transfer payment but we can give you that dollars below since [then coach] Steve Polack requested that Atsu ought to move straight to Berekum Chelsea.”

“So we took the $5,000 and drafted the personal loan offer for Chelsea. Truthfully, myself and Atsu didn’t have income at that time so we experienced to change $1,500,000 from the $5,000 Mr. Kyeremeh gave us to go and obtain kits and other stuffs at Kantamanto for Atsu. The $3,500,000 which was the equilibrium of the income, I remember I gave it to daddy to keep it for me.”

“But when Atsu sat in the Airplane, he sent me a text, it’s unfortunate that I have misplaced that telephone a short while ago because I made the decision to preserve the message. He explained Mr. Yartey thank you extremely significantly for every thing you’ve done for me. He reported I understood you could do something major for me that is why I kept faith in you. He told me not to commit the remaining balance of the income.”

“He explained and I quotation hold it and mail it back to them [Kyeremeh] later simply because I will not return with out securing a deal at Porto. He reported I am going to participate in soccer to the optimum amount,” he concluded.

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Atsu has performed for fairly a number of clubs in Europe due to the fact leaving FC Porto in 2013.

The Newcastle United wideman has donned the jerseys of Chelsea, Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth and Málaga.

A complete intercontinental with about 63 caps because his debut in 2012, Atsu has represented Ghana at the 2014 FIFA Earth Cup and two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

He aided the crew end as runners-up at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he also won Player of the Match and Objective of the Match.


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