Osei Sankofa

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Osei Sankofa
Personal information
Full name Osei Omari Kwende Sankofa
Date of birth (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Streatham, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Charlton Athletic 15 (0)
2005 Bristol City (loan) 8 (0)
2008 Brentford (loan) 11 (0)
2008–2010 Southend United 39 (0)
2010–2011 Farnborough 19 (1)
2011–2012 Boreham Wood 36 (1)
2012–2013 Eastleigh 11 (1)
2013 Hayes & Yeading United 9 (0)
2013–2014 Ebbsfleet United 30 (3)
2014–2015 Whitehawk 31 (3)
2015–2016 Dulwich Hamlet 30 (0)
National team
2001 England U16 1 (0)
2001 England U17 1 (0)
2002–2003 England U18 4 (0)
2003–2004 England U19 2 (0)
2004 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 1 April 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:46, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Osei Omari Kwende Sankofa (born 19 March 1985) is an English footballer, who last played for Isthmian League Premier club Dulwich Hamlet. He plays as a defender who can play anywhere across the back line. His father was born in Jamaica and his mother was born in England of Jamaican descent.[citation needed] Sankofa attended Graveney School until the age of 16.

Club career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Born in London, UK, Sankofa made his Charlton Athletic debut in the 4–1 defeat to Manchester United in the 2002–03 season. The next season, he was an unused substitute on more than one occasion. He went on loan to Bristol City in September 2005. On 11 November 2005, he was sent off against Swindon Town for a professional foul on Hameur Bouazza.

Sankofa was sent off again whilst playing against Arsenal on 2 January 2007 for a professional foul on Robin Van Persie. He subsequently got the initial one match ban extended by one match for what the FA deemed to be a "frivolous" appeal. On 8 June 2007, he signed a new one-year contract with Charlton.[1] In January 2008, Sankofa was loaned out to Brentford on a one-month deal,[2] which was later extended until the end of the season.

In May 2008, Sankofa was released by Charlton.[3]

Southend United[edit]

On 23 June 2008, Sankofa joined Southend United on a free transfer.[citation needed]

Sankofa was used primarily as a utility player for Southend, never managing to hold down a first team place in two seasons, and was released in May 2010.[citation needed]


Sankofa signed for Conference South club Farnborough in September 2010.[4]

Boreham Wood[edit]

Sanfoka signed for fellow Conference South side Boreham Wood in summer 2011.[citation needed]


In May 2012, Sanfoka moved to [Conference South rivals Eastleigh signing on an initial one-year deal. He made his debut on 4 September 2012.[citation needed] However, he was later deemed surplus to requirements and transfer listed.

Hayes & Yeading United[edit]

On 8 March 2013, Sankofa joined Conference South side Hayes & Yeading United.

Dulwich Hamlet[edit]

Following spells with Ebbsfleet United and Whitehawk, Sankofa signed forms with Isthmian League Premier side Dulwich Hamlet ahead of the 2015–16 season.[5]

International career[edit]

He has been capped for England for every age group from under-16 to under-20.


  1. ^ Charlton Athletic
  2. ^ "Brentford sign Charlton youngster". BBC News. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Charlton release defender Sankofa". BBC News. 16 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Boro snap up trio". Non-League Daily. 10 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Former Charlton defender Osei Sankofa signs forms for the Hamlet". Dulwich Hamlet F.C. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 

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