Football in Ghana has a long and impressive history. The Black Stars have won the Africa Cup four times in total, while Accra Hearts of Oak won the African Champions League in 2002.
That’s why Ghana has always provided many top players to clubs in Europe. Here are three of the most promising players currently playing in Europe.
Born in the Amsterdam, Netherlands, Boadu is of the Ghanaian descent. The 18-year old joined the AZ academy in 2013. In 2018, he made his competitive debut for the club in an Eredivisie.
On 19 November 2019, Boadu made his debut for the Netherlands national team in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Estonia, scoring the fifth and final goal in a 5–0 victory. So unfortunately, he will never wear the Black Stars jersey.
For an 18-year-old, in his second full campaign in a major European league, he already scored 11 goals in 21 games. England is showing faith in its youth, so why couldn’t Boadu get his chance in the renewed Netherlands team?
Daniel Amartey can both play as a defensive midfielder or a central defender.
Amartey started out playing for second tier club International Allies in Ghana where he was spotted as a 16-year-old by Magnus Pehrsson who was about to become the new manager of Djurgårdens IF.
In 2014, Amartey moved to F.C. Copenhagen and in 2016, Amartey joined the Premier League side Leicester City.
The 24-year old had a setback with a broken ankle sustained in an October 2018 match against West Ham, but he remains a player to watch.
Abdul Rahman Baba, also known as Baba Rahman, playing as a left-back for La Liga club RCD Mallorca, on loan from Chelsea.
In 2015, Rahman signed for Chelsea on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He played an important part in many Chelsea victories in the 2015-16 season but was loaned out the season after.
The 25-year old will return to London by the summer of 2020. Rahman has “Baba” on the back of his jersey, the name of his Chelsea-supporting father.