Jordan Opoku

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Jordan Opoku
Personal information
Full name Jordan Darko-Opoku
Date of birth (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Mampona Twifu, Ghana
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Asante Kotoko
Number 8
Youth career
Winneba Secondary School
Tema Hurricanes
Feyenoord Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Feyenoord Academy 0 (0)
2002–2005 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2003–2004 Excelsior (loan) 34 (3)
2004–2005 Royal Antwerp (loan) 24 (3)
2005–2006 Feyenoord Academy 0 (0)
2006–2011 Asante Kotoko 0 (0)
2011 Dinamo Tirana (loan) 16 (2)
2012–2013 Berekum Chelsea 21 (2)
2013–2016 Asante Kotoko 113 (22)
2017 Sakaeo F.C 13 (4)
National team
2009– Ghana 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jordan Opoku (born 8 October 1987) is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who currently plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Asante Kotoko and the Ghana national football team.

Club career[edit]

Opoku is a product of Feyenoord Fetteh,[1] Opoku gained promotion to play for the youth team of Fetteh’s mother club Feyenoord. Opoku spent some time at Dutch club Excelsior and Belgian club Royal Antwerp FC before returning to the Ghana.[2] Opoku signed with Feyenoord Ghana for one year and joined in 2006 Asante Kotoko and in the 2007–2008 season Opoku won the Ghana Premier League title and the Ghana President's Cup with Asante Kotoko.[3] The attacking midfielder and forward on 31 January 2010 left his club Asante Kotoko and signed a four-month loan deal with Dinamo Tirana.[4] After a short loan spell with Dinamo Tirana, Opoku became a free agent. In late January 2012, Opoku signed with Ghana Premier League club Berekum Chelsea.[5] On 1 August 2013, Opuku re-signed for Asante Kotoko.

International career[edit]

Opoku's first call up for the Ghana national football team was for a friendly match against Argentina national football team,[6] and Opoku earned his debut in the match on 1 October 2009.[7] In November 2013, coach Maxwell Konadu, invited Opoku to be a part of the Ghana national football team squad for the 2013 WAFU Nations Cup.[8] Opoku helped the Ghana national football team to a first-place finish after Ghana national football team beat Senegal national football team by three goals to one.[9] Opoku was part of the Ghana national football team squad that finished runner-up at the 2014 African Nations Championship.