THE NEXT GENERATION

With the shutting of one door, another one opens – From Essien, Asamoah to the Boatengs’.

From Ransford Osei, who was once recognized by World Soccer Magazine as 50 of the most exciting teenagers on the planet in 2009. The 2009 U20’s FIFA World Cup competitions second-highest goal scorer with 8 goals. Saddick Adams and Daniel Opare at Real & Atletico Madrid respectively. For their impressive performances. They received rave reviews at the 2007 U17 World Cup.

But there’s currently a crop of outstanding talent playing football across the globe. From Thomas Partey, Callum Hudson Odoi, Eddie Nketiah, Myron Boadu, to Ethan Ampadu. Players in Germany, Holland, Italy and across Europe all making a mark in their respective leagues, and, or, for their country of birth and Ghana. Not only at Senior level, Ghanaians are having a significant impact at youth and academy as well, notably in the UK, Italy, and Germany. With players of the likes of: –

With the shutting of one door, another one opens – From Essien, Asamoah to the Boatengs’.

From Ransford Osei, who was once recognized by World Soccer Magazine as 50 of the most exciting teenagers on the planet in 2009. The 2009 U20’s FIFA World Cup competitions second-highest goal scorer with 8 goals. Saddick Adams and Daniel Opare at Real & Atletico Madrid respectively. For their impressive performances. They received rave reviews at the 2007 U17 World Cup.

But there’s currently a crop of outstanding talent playing football across the globe. From Thomas Partey, Callum Hudson Odoi, Eddie Nketiah, Myron Boadu, to Ethan Ampadu. Players in Germany, Holland, Italy and across Europe all making a mark in their respective leagues, and, or, for their country of birth and Ghana. Not only at Senior level, Ghanaians are having a significant impact at youth and academy as well, notably in the UK, Italy, and Germany. With players of the likes of: –

Tariq Lamptey now at Brighton, was at Chelsea Football Club from the age of 6/7. A current England youth international. Lamptey is diminutive, fast and a tenacious player who can operate in any defensive or attacking role on the right side.

Sammy Ompreon having progressed through the development age groups at Sheffield United and now a regular in the U23s. Pacey with an eye for goal, a versatile forward Sammy Ompreon likes to play on the shoulder of defenders and get in behind the opposition.

Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Solomon Bonnah. Solomon joined Ajax at the age of 7, the young right-back Solomon Bonnah spent 8 years at Ajax, the home of total football, before reaching an agreement with German club RB Leipzig to continue his development.

Divaio Jhaïr-Bobson, born in Barcelona. The Ajax forward fits the profile of total football – technical with knowhow.

Zico Asare has been with Fulham FC since the age of 8. A current England youth international. Asare is a quick and strong centre half who can also operate as a right back and holding midfielder.

Dennis Gyamfi, from the successful academy system at Leicester City. The right full-back Gyamfi is athletic – quick and strong as well as comfortable with the ball. Key ingredients in the modern game.

Ball playing centre-half Yeboah Amankwah. The London born, Yeboah signed for the Manchester City in 2016. Tall and athletic Yeboah signed his first professional contract in October 2017. Amankwah takes a modern approach to the defensive side of the game and is as comfortable on the ball as he is when it comes to shutting down opposition forwards.

Noah Awuku. Athletic with an eye for goal the German-Ghanaian forward is a Youth International for Germany. Noah featured in the U17 World Cup in 2017.

Jordi Osei Tutu, out of the North London stable of Arsenal. The dependable full back is strong in the tackle and possess a dangerous delivery in his armoury. Jordi made the successful step up to the under-23s, making 18 appearances in the 2018/19 title-winning season. His continued development made him part of the first-team squad’s 2019/20 pre-season visit to Singapore, and FC Bochum in the 2019/20 season.

Jerome Opoku. Out of the stables of one England successful academies. Opoku joined the Fulham FC academy at the age of nine. The imposing defender who plays centre-half as well as left-back displays excellent vision when playing out. Following a successful loan spell Opoku now wears the red Accrington Stanley.

Keenan Appiah, out of the stables of West Ham. One of the icon academies and clubs in the UK. The Keenan has a combative style which has often him compared to Chelsea and France midfielder N’Gole Kante.

Kwame Poku Following a spell at Millwall FC, Kwame played in non-league football for Worthing. In May 2019, following a successful trial, he signed for Colchester United. On 3 September 2019, Poku made his professional debut for Colchester in a 3–2 EFL Trophy win against Gillingham. On the 18th December 2019, Kwame’s Colchester played Manchester Utd at Old Trafford in 1/4 final of the EFL trophy. Story!

Omari Forson, with tricks and ability to beat his man. This allusive and attacking midfielder plays Manchester United.

Asante Kotoko’s breakout talent. The talented 16-year-old. Mathew Cudjoe

Inter Milan’s own Enoch Owusu. A threat and knows where the goal.

Benico Baker Boaitey the claret and blue wizard.

Kwasi Okyere Wriedt goal machine.

There are many more highly rated names to look out for. As with some below:

Mohammed Sankoh, Yunas Musah, Imaad Sankoh, Joseph Tetteh Annan, Tyrese FornahSean AdarkwaAbraham Adoh, Brian Brobbey, Cameron Antwi, Terry Ablade, Keith Asare, Gabriel Misehouy, Raphael Sarfo, Denzel Owusu, and Godfried Frimpong