Seth Nana Twumasi

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Seth Nana Twumasi
Seth Nana Twumasi 2014.jpg
Twumasi in 2014
Personal information
Full name Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi
Date of birth (1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Maidstone United
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2001 Old Isleworthians
2001–2009 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Chelsea 0 (0)
2009–2010 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 8 (2)
2010–2011 Peterborough United 11 (0)
2011 Northampton Town (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2013 Northampton Town 5 (0)
2013–2015 Yeovil Town 28 (0)
2015–2016 Newport County 10 (0)
2016– Maidstone United 19 (0)
National team
2005–2006 England U16 5 (0)
2006–2007 England U17 15 (0)
2007 England U18 1 (0)
2009 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:50, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (born 15 May 1990) is a professional football defender or midfielder for Maidstone United.

Early life[edit]

Twumasi was born in Accra, Ghana and moved to England at the age of nine.[1][2] He grew up on the same housing estate in west London as Carlton Cole.[1]

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Twumasi started his career as a Chelsea Youth Team player, eventually becoming captain.[1] Twumasi signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in 2007

It was announced on 13 November 2009, that Twumasi had joined League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month loan deal.[3] He made his Football League debut on 14 November for Dagenham & Redbridge in their 1–0 away victory against Accrington Stanley.[4] His loan was extended on 17 December, until 9 January 2010.[5]

Peterborough United[edit]

Twumasi signed for League One club Peterborough United on a three-year contract on 1 July 2010. He signed from Chelsea on a free transfer.[6]

Northampton Town[edit]

Since signing for the team he was a regular member of the first team squad but at the beginning of 2011–12 season he ruptured a cruciate knee ligament in a 3–0 win against AFC Wimbledon and subsequently missed the rest of the season. He has since undergone knee reconstruction surgery. Twumasi was released at the end of the 2012–13 season by Northampton.[7]

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 30 July 2013, Twumasi signed for Football League Championship side Yeovil Town.[8]

Twumasi was released by Yeovil at the end of the 2014–15 season following their relegation to League Two.[9]

Newport County[edit]

On 25 June 2015, Twumasi signed for League Two club Newport County. He made his competitive debut for Newport on 11 August, versus Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Football League Cup first round. Twumasi made his league debut for Newport in the League Two match versus Stevenage on 15 August 2015. He was released by Newport on 10 May 2016 at the end of his contract.[10]

Maidstone United[edit]

Twumasi made what he thought was a one-off appearance for Maidstone United against Bromley in the Kent Senior Cup in September 2016. However, a recent rule change meant that by playing for the Stones, he rendered himself unable to move to a Football League club until the transfer window opened in January 2017, scuppering a proposed move to Cheltenham Town. [11] Twumasi subsequently decided to stay with part-time Maidstone in non league's top tier, the National League, while also setting up a football academy in his home country Ghana.

After making a number of impressive appearances for the club, Stones manager Jay Saunders revealed in late December 2016 that he did not expect the player to turn out for Maidstone again, citing that he still had Football League interest and was also busy setting up his academy.[12] However, in early January 2017, Saunders declared that he expected Twumasi to now remain with the club.[13]

International career[edit]

Twumasi is eligible to represent either Ghana, where he was born, or England, where he grew up from the age of nine.[2] He represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-20 levels.[1][2][3] Before a match between England under-20s and their Ghanaian counterparts in 2009, Twumasi stated he has no doubts over his allegiance, saying: "The game will be emotional, but I’m English now and that's who I want to play for, so there will be no love lost between us."[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2017.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2009–10 League Two 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Peterborough United 2010–11 League One 11 0 1 0 3 0 1[a] 0 16 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2010–11 League Two 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Northampton Town 2011–12 League Two 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2012–13 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yeovil Town 2013–14 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15 League One 25 0 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 30 0
Newport County 2015–16 League Two 10 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 12 0
Maidstone United 2016–17 National League 19 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 92 2 7 0 6 0 4 0 108 2
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nana Ofori-Twumasi". Chelsea FC. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Veevers, Nicholas (28 September 2009). "No split loyalties". Football Association. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Dagenham snap up Chelsea defender". BBC Sport. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Accrington 0–1 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Seth loan extended". Dagenham & Redbridge FC. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough United sign Premier League youngsters". BBC Sport. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Adebayo Akinfenwa released by Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Three sign short term deals". Yeovil Town F.C. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil Town: Paul Sturrock releases 11 players". BBC Sport. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Newport release 8
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