Yaw Ihle Amankwah

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Yaw Ihle Amankwah
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Personal information
Full name Yaw Ihle Amankwah
Date of birth (1988-07-07) 7 July 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hobro IK
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2007 Fana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Brann[1] 32 (1)
2007 Fana (loan) 12 (0)
2009 Alta (loan) [2] 26 (4)
2012–2015 Sandefjord 65 (2)
2016–2017 Tønsberg
2017– Hobro IK 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2017 (UTC).

Yaw Ihle Amankwah (born 7 July 1988) is a Norwegian professional footballer, who plays for Danish 1st Division-side Hobro IK.

Career[edit]

Amankwah has a Ghanaian father and a Norwegian mother[3] and was born in Bergen.[4] After playing for Fana IL, Amankwah was bought by Brann in the summer of 2007, but was loaned out to Fana for the rest of the 2007 season.[5] Amankwah made his debut for Brann on 28 June 2008, in 2009 he was loaned out to Alta IF.[6] After playing 30 games for Alta in the 2009 season he returned to Brann in November 2009 to take part in the preparation for the 2010 season.[7]

In January 2012 Amankwah joined Sandefjord Fotball.

After playing in the 2015 Tippeligaen, his contract was due to expire, and as he struggled somewhat with injuries the contract was not renewed. He signed for third-tier club FK Tønsberg.[8]

Amankwah joined Hobro IK in the Danish 1st Division on 24 January 2017.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Amankwah is the cousin of Ghanaian defensive midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong, who formerly played for Arsenal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sportsklubben Brann official site". Brann.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Yaw Amankwah". NIFS - Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Fra Ghana til Fana" [From Ghana to Fana]. Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). 5 September 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yaw Amankwah" (in Norwegian). Playerhistory.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Jarle Fredagsvik (18 September 2008). "Setter husverten på sidelinja" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Yaw Ihle Amankwah Alta IF" (in Norwegian). Football Lineups. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Roar Lyngøy (4 November 2009). "Amankwah: – Opp til meg selv" (in Norwegian). Fotball.bt.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Amankwah (27) skrev under for 2. divisjonsklubb". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). 23 March 2016. p. 57. 
  9. ^ Hobro IK skriver med norsk prøvespiller‚ hikfodbold.dk, 24 January 2017