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Here are six educated Ghanaian footballers you should know

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By Dom Agbakpe,

 

Football is one of the celebrated and followed sports in the world. Football is the only thing that enjoys more followers than Twitter. so, the ambassadors of the sports, as we would know them, aren’t known much for the anything more than their exploits on the field.

However, it becomes important to know a little more about a few specifically gifted ones – Listed below for your knowledge are six educated Ghanaian footballers.

Thomas Abbey:

One of the disciplined and hardworking footballers in Ghana. Every football coach or manager would like to have him in his team.

The ex-Hearts of Oak man won the hearts of many Ghanaian soccer fans with his impressive display in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League.

The 25-year-old midfielder bagged 13 goals and registered 4 assists for the Phobians.

Abbey joined Egyptian giants Ismaily following the expiration of his contract with Hearts of Oak last season but his time at the club was unsuccessful.

Presently, he’s having trials with Congo’s AS Vita club.

He holds a diploma in Sports coaching from the University of Winneba in the Central Region.

Bright Lukman:

Bright Lukman has a dream of becoming a football coach after he hangs his boot. He joined Hearts of Oak from Cape Coast-based Ebusua Dwarfs last season but struggled to get playing time.

The 25-year-old has since return to his former side.

The forward was a product of University of Education, Winneba where he obtained Diploma in sport coaching.

Amos Frimpong:

Selfless and affable Amos Frimpong is just not the skipper of the Porcupine Warriors but one of the few players with higher education in the domestic league.

The 26-year-old right full-back joined the Porcupine Warriors from Brong Ahafo United some seasons ago.

Amos Frimpong is an HND Marketing holder from the Sunyani Technical University.

Ebenezer Opoku:

One of the midfielders who barely had game time at Aduana Stars.

The 18-year-old was loaned out to Berekum Chelsea last season.

Besides his amazing playing skills and understanding of the game, Ebenezer Opoku is known to have honours degree in political science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Francis Adjetey:

Francis Adjetey was one of the vital cog for Tema Youth in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League.

The defender received plenty of plaudits from soccer-loving fans due to his stunning performances.

He was a former staff at GRiDCO and holds HND in Building Technology from the Takoradi Technical University.

Abel Manomey:

Abel Manomey was a key figure in the Great Olympics set-up in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League until a career threatening injury ruled him out from the rest of the season.

Manomey signed for the Accra-based club from¬†Akim Oda’s Kotoku Royals in 2016.

The 27-year-old has had stint with the Hearts of Oak – Auroras.

The Ghanaian hitman grabbed the headlines after he revived his colleagues to normal state in an incredible way two seasons ago in the Ghanaian topflight league.

He has a degree in Physical Education from the University of Education, Winneba.

 

 

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