Football is, without a doubt, the most popular sport in the world. It has millions of fans which is something that other sports can only dream about. Therefore, it's no surprise that almost everyone dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Many Ghanaian football players have managed to achieve this feat and are playing for big countries like France.
There are very many famous soccer players from Ghana all over the world, and they have all made names for themselves playing in the big leagues. Their home country is immensely proud of them. All of them are household names and have reached a level of stardom where it is impossible not to know their names.
Ghanaian players in France
Do you know the Ghanaian players that are playing for France? Their talents and skills have placed them on the map, and it is vital to know all about them and their achievements.
1. Abdul Majeed Waris
Abdul was born in Tamale, Ghana on September 19 1991. He is a striker for RC Strasbourg Alsace and is on loan from the Ghanaian national team and FC Porto B, a Portuguese professional football team. He started his career at the Ghanaian Right to Dream Academy at the tender age of twelve.
After that, he moved to England and went to Hartpury College and gained admission to the Nike Academy at the same time. At Nike Academy, he featured in the reserves side at Forest Green Rovers. Since then he has played in numerous football teams. He signed a four-year contract with BK Häcken in 2009. After that contract ended, he transferred to Spartak Moscow in November 2012.
In 2014, he was loaned to Valenciennes, which is a Ligue 1 club. In September of the same year, he played for Trabzonspor on a four-year contract. He has since played for Lorient, and FC Porto (on loan). In January 2020, he signed for Strasbourg on loan until the end of the season.
2. John Boye
John is a Ghanaian international player and plays for FC Metz as a defender. He mainly plays the Centre-Back, but also plays Right-Back and Left-Back. Born on April 23, 1987, in Teshie Accra Ghana, John began his career at Schweppes youth academy. He then went on to play pro at Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC.
In 2008 he played at Stade Rennais (Rennes) on loan from the Heart of Lions. In 2009, he went to play for Rennes permanently. In 2018, FC Metz officially signed him for a four-year contract that will expire in 2022.
3. Salis Abdul Samed
Salis is a professional footballer who plays midfielder at Clermont Foot. He plays there on loan from the JMG Academy, where he signed a two-year deal in 2019. He was born on March 26, 2000, which makes him only twenty years old. He has made several great career moves in this short time and is headed for greater things.
4. Blankson Anoff
Anoff is one of the best Ghanaian football players abroad. He was is one of the best Ghanaian football players abroad. He was born in Ghana on March 24, 2001, making him 19 years old. He plays the attacking midfield position for Clermont Foot on a contract that expires in 2023.
5. Emmanuel Ntim
Emmanuel is one of the best Ghana soccer players in France. He plays as a right-back for Valenciennes Football Club after he was loaned from Trelissac at the beginning of 2019 until the end of the season. Ntim was born in Kumasi, Ghana on March 12, 1996.
6. Ebenezer Kofi Assifuah-Inkoom
Ebenezer is a Ghanaian born footballer who is a striker for Pau FC and the Ghana national team. He is a great striker with power and scoring ability. He can also use his left foot well although he is naturally right-footed.
These young men are making Ghana proud with their incredible talent and skill. Ghanaian football players are normally talented but making it big abroad takes special skill and a good amount of charisma. With the talent that these footballers have showcased, the only way forward for their careers is up.
YEN reports that Jorday Ayew is the Crystal Palace player of the 2019/2020 season. These reports came after the footballer, who is the son of football legend Abedi Pele Ayew, won three top awards at Crystal Palace.
The three awards collected by the Ghanaian forward were the: Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season, and Goal of the Season awards. He then took to social media to thank his fans for believing in him.