Mahatma Otoo

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Mahatma Otoo
Mahatma Osumanu Otoo (white shirt).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mahatma Osumanu Otoo
Date of birth (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ümraniyespor
Number 18
Youth career
Sporting St. Mirren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Sporting St. Mirren 19 (8)
2009–2013 Hearts of Oak 117 (56)
2010 ES Tunis (loan) 14 (4)
2013–2017 Sogndal 83 (25)
2017– Ümraniyespor 3 (0)
National team
Ghana U-17 12 (5)
2011 Ghana U-20 10 (4)
2011 Ghana U-23 19 (12)
2009– Ghana 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 15, 2013

Mahatma Osumanu Otoo (born February 6, 1992) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Ümraniyespor. He was the 2012-2013 Ghana Premier League top scorer with 20 goals.

Career[edit]

Early days[edit]

Otoo began his career on youthside for Sporting St. Mirren who signed him on his first professional contract when he was 16 years old on 30 October 2008.[1] He earned the discovery player of the season title in the 2008/2009 season.[2] Otoo signed for the 2009/2010 season with Accra Hearts of Oak SC[3] finishing the season with a consecutive individual title winning the Ghana Premier League’s best player of the season.[4] In 2010, Otoo moved to Tunisian club Esperance Sportive de Tunis on loan.[5][6]

Hearts of Oak[edit]

Mahatma Otoo returned to Hearts of Oak in the second round of the 2010/11 season, while a club finished 10th in the league. The following season, 2011/12, Otoo scored 10 goals in the league. Otoo was made captain of Hearts of Oak by Charles Akonnor because of his way of playing and fighting spirit.[7] Otoo scored a hat-trick, which was the first in 2012/13 season in the 5-2 win over New Edubiase.[8] Otoo scored a brace at Berekum Arsenals.[9] Otoo renewed his contract with Accra Hearts of Oak for another season in May 2013.[10] Otoo scored a hat-trick against Tema Youth on the final game of the season and became a top scorer of Ghana Premier League with 20 goals.[11][12]

Sogndal[edit]

His performance attracted European clubs, with Club Brugge and Sogndal being front runners to land his signature. He moved to Sogndal on a three-year contract in the summer transfer window of 2013.[13]

He left the club on 1 January 2017.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2016[15]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013 Sogndal Tippeligaen 10 0 0 0 10 0
2014 27 9 3 3 30 12
2015 OBOS-ligaen 26 13 3 2 29 15
2016 Tippeligaen 19 3 3 0 22 3
Career Total 82 25 9 5 91 30

International career[edit]

After his successful first season was called up for the Ghana national football team for the friendly game on 1 October 2009 against Argentina national football team[16] and played in the game his internationally senior debut[17] and played formerly in the Ghana national under-17 football team.[18]

In September 2011, Otoo played for Black Meteors of Ghana in the 2011 All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. He was a top goalscorer of the tournament with 4 goals in 4 games.[citation needed]

In March 2013, Otoo was called up to the Ghana national football team by coach Kwesi Appiah.[19] Appiah described him as a “special player”.[20]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2008. Retrieved October 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ a b "FINISHED: Hearts Of Oak's Mahatma Otoo Wins Ghana League Best Player". Goal.com. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  5. ^ "MTN Football". MTN Football. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Mahatma Otoo heads to Esperance - News". Kick Off. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  7. ^ "The Big Interview: High flying Mahatma Otoo knows what he has to do to stay flying". Goal.com. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Glo Premier League: Hearts rout New Edubiase 5 - 2 | Sports News". Sports.myjoyonline.com. 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mahatma Otoo renews Hearts of Oak contract". Goal.com. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ Ajumane, Francis. "Otoo completes Sogndal move". Star Africa. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Alle Eliteserie-overgangene i januar" (in Swedish). m.nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ulrik Flo". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2009. 
  17. ^ [3][dead link]
  18. ^ "GhanaDot.com...Sports .. Starlets win first match 8th African U-17 championship". Ghanadot.com. 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Appiah: Mahatma Otoo is a 'special player' & the best in Ghana now". Goal.com. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  21. ^ "Hearts Dominate PLB Awards | Xfm 95.1 NewsCenter". Ghanavoices.wordpress.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 

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