As the European football season for 2017/2018 has come to an end with only the Scandinavian leagues ongoing, the curator of the Ghana Rising Stars Series has been looking at the impact of the 20 young Ghanaian players who are 22 and below and what they have done during the season.
Enjoy the part one of the review by STAK SOTTIE.
22 year old Emmanuel Okyere Boateng plays for LaLiga team Levante and a former player of Darkuman based colts football team Charity Stars FC and FC Moriense.
Emmanuel is an out and out proper traditional number 9 with modern day quality as a striker. He loves to played as a lone striker but can also operates from both sides of attack and very spectacular with his head in the penalty area.
Boateng featured in 32 games this season and scoring 7 goals with 1 assist for club and also scoring on his national team debut for the Black Stars against the Blue Samurai of Japan.
Kennedy Kofi Boateng plays as a central defender, a defensive midfielder (DM) or CDM.
Kennedy, currently is on loan at SV Ried in the Austrian Erste Liga, from LASK Linz (parent club).
He has no particular deficiency as a defender. He is a very good passer of the ball, defend extremely well, great pace as a CB, very good in aeriel duels and a goal scoring defender.
He Played 33 games for SV Ried in the 2017/18 season and scored 3 goals all in the Austrian OFB Cup.
Joseph Paintsil is Ghanaian footballer who plays for Hungarian club Ferencváros as midfielder on loan from Tema Youth FC in Ghana.
Before he moved to Hungary in late 2017, Paintsil played 21 games for Tema Youth in the Ghana premier league, scored 10 goals, assisted 1.
Paintsil played 26 games for the Hungarian side Ferencváros, scoring 10 goals and 7 assists.
22 year old Ernest Ohemeng plays for Moreirense in the Portuguese league but currently on loan at FC Arouca.
Ernest plays as winger both left & right, a striker and can also be used as a wing back because of his ability to defend very well.
Ohemeng were involved in 20 games for the season and scoring once.
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