Ebenezer Assifuah

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Ebenezer Assifuah
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Personal information
Full name Ebenezer Kofi Assifuah-Inkoom
Date of birth (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Le Havre
Number 13
Youth career
?–2011 Proud United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Sekondi Eleven Wise 0 (0)
2012–2013 Liberty Professionals 16 (8)
2013–2017 Sion 88 (15)
2017– Le Havre 53 (5)
National team
2012–2013 Ghana U20 12 (9)
2016– Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2016

Ebenezer Kofi Assifuah-Inkoom (born 3 July 1993) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the French second tier club Le Havre AC and Ghana national team. Before moving to FC Sion he played for Liberty Professionals in his home country of Ghana. Assifuah has been described as a striker with power and scoring ability.[1] Although he naturally is right-footed, he successfully used his left foot.[2]

He also is Ghanaian international player. In youth level he played for Ghana U20. In 2016 he won this first cap for senior Ghana team and represented them for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Club career[edit]

Assifuah began his career with the Division One team Sekondi Eleven Wise where he attracted attention by scoring eight times.[3]

At the end of the 2011–12 Poly Tank Division One League, and after his success in the games of the 2013 African U-20 Championship qualification, Assifuah was highly sought after by top teams in Ghana including Ebusua Dwarfs. He signed a three-year contract with premiership side Liberty Professionals.[3] He took some time to settle at Liberty Professionals after his move from Sekondi Eleven Wise. On the 2012 Boxing Day, he rediscovered his form and scored four goals against Berekum Chelsea.[4]

Prior to the end of the African Youth Championship, Assifuah had attracted the attention scouts of Italian Serie A side Udinese, and a move was deemed likely.[5]

After being top goal scorer at the FIFA U-20 Championship 2013 in Turkey he moved to the Swiss side FC Sion signing a five-year contract.[6] Assifuah scored his first goal in the Swiss Super League in his second game against leaders Basel on 28 September 2013.[7]

He joined Le Havre AC on 18 January 2017 and signed a three-and-half-year deal.

International career[edit]

African Youth Championship[edit]

Assifuah was part of the Ghana Under-20 national team during the qualification rounds for the 2013 African U-20 Championship. He scored Ghana's second goal against Uganda national under-20 football team in October 2012.[3] In 2013, coach Sellas Tetteh called him up, with Liberty Professional teammates Kennedy Ashia and Kwame Boahene, for the Ghana Under-20 national team for the 2013 tournament in Algeria.[8] During the competition he scored in every group match game which helped the team to the finals with Egypt.[9] With Egyptian player Kahraba he was joint top scorer of the tournament.[10]

FIFA U-20 Championship, Turkey 2013[edit]

Assifuah was a member of the Ghana Under-20 national team that took part in the 2013 FIFA U-20 tournament in Turkey.[11][12][13][14] He finished the tournament as the leading goal scorer with 6 goals.

Senior Ghana National Team[edit]

Assifuah made his first appearance for the senior Ghana national football team as a starter in 0–0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie with Mozambique on 27 March 2016.[15] Later he was selected for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but remained on the bench throughout while his team finished in fourth place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Didonato, Damian. "Six U-20 players who might shine in Brazil 2014". Espnfc.com. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ GIOVANI TALENTI: Ebenezer Assifuah Diamouncalcioalpallone.blogspot.it
  3. ^ a b c "Black Satellites striker Ebenezer Assifuah to move to Liberty Professionals right away". www.goal.com. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Liberty rout Chelsea 5-1". sports.ghanafilla.net. Archived from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "The star striker of the Ghana national Under-20 team is likely to make a move to the Italy-based club this summer". www.goal.com. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Assifuah Signs 5-Year Deal With FC Sion night.publisher=www.ghana.gov.gh". Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  7. ^ Gyimah, Edmund Okai (29 September 2013). "Ebenezer Assifuah's goal rescues Sion from defeat to Basel". Goal. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Ghana names final squad for U-20 finals". GhanaFA.org. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Ghana through to AYC semis and World Cup". www.ghananewsmedia.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  10. ^ "Egypt midfielder Gomaa beats Ghana striker Ebenezer Assifuah to CAF U20 Best Player Award". Ghanasoccernet. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Revealed: Ghana's final 21-man squad for U-20 World Cup". allsports.com.gh. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Ghana FA confirms U20 squad numbers for FIFA World Cup in Turkey". ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Ghana U20 coach releases preliminary World Cup squad". mtnfootball.com. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Ghana Under 20". soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  15. ^ http://pulse.com.gh/sports/ebenezer-assifuah-ghanaian-forward-marks-black-stars-debut-against-mozambique-id4851391.html

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