Sporting activities News of Thursday, 24 December 2020
Resource: Ghana Soccernet
Ghanian teen, Philip Yeboah Ankrah, has expressed his pleasure soon after producing his debut in the Italian leading-flight in excess of the weekend.
Ankrah, 18, built his very first appearance in Hellas Verona’s 1-1 stalemate versus Fiorentina very last Saturday.
Owning made the bench for the initially time, Ankrah was thrown into the fray 78th minute, replacing midfielder Mattia Zaccagni.
It was his qualified debut and he could not hide his excitement in the write-up-match interview.
“I’m extremely enthusiastic for my debut. For the first time, I eventually designed the bench of the initial workforce. I was truly anxious,” Yeboah Ankrah informed Arthur Legacy media.
“I didn’t anticipate the coach to permit me engage in the game but I hoped until eventually the conclusion.
“I think I did a fantastic performance, I believe that I can always do superior.
“The mentor advised me that for currently being the very first time on the football area, I built a good effectiveness. Heading ahead, I be expecting to constantly give my most effective!”
At 10, Yeboah still left Ghana for Italy, where by he started off his football occupation. He was found by a scout of the Yellow and Blues and joined the club’s youth ranks, developing by way of the method until finally last year, when he was promoted to the very first crew.
“We have been speaking about and seeking forward to a debut. But to be Frank, this came in a bit early and it was a surprise. To us it is the door to the occupation Yeboah has been dreaming of,” Agent Oliver Arthur stated.
“More respect to the coach. It tells me he has his tactics or strategy and isn’t going to depend on only knowledgeable players. I would say that is a great mentor.
“Yeboah is a robust, quick and a medical finisher. If he carries on with the identical emphasis and perseverance, he would be a leading-amount striker in Serie A.”
The striker could be drafted into the Ghana U20 staff in advance of the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania. The crew not long ago gained the Wafu B Cup of Nations in Benin.
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