5 Ghanaian players who will feature in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League

5 Ghanaian players who will feature in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League

<p class="">The 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.</p>

<p class="">Fans across the globe are set to witness some mouth-watering fixtures.</p>

<p class="">Interestingly, some Ghanaian players are privileged to play in the season’s league.</p>

<p class=""><strong>Here are 5 Ghanaian players who will feature in the UEFA Champions League</strong></p>

<p class=""><strong>1.   Kwadwo Asamoah</strong></p>

<p class="">Kwadwo Asamoah is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or defender for Italian club Inter Milan.</p>

<p class="">Since Inter Milan made it in this season UEFA Champions League, Kwadwo Asamoah is expected to be featured in the tournament.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NjI7MDA_/c5f7affba674080fc9fa9afc8ce30f55.jpeg" alt="Kwadwo Asamoah"> <figcaption>Kwadwo Asamoah</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Profile</strong></p>

<p class="">He began his professional career with Italian club Udinese in 2008; his consistent performances earned him a transfer to Juventus in 2012, where, with his energy, versatility, and technical skills, he played a key role in helping the club to six consecutive Serie A titles between 2013 and 2018, among other titles, although his appearances at the club were limited by injuries during his later seasons.</p>

<p class="">Kwadwo joined Inter in 2018. At the international level, he has represented Ghana in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and two FIFA World Cups.</p>

<p class="">Asamoah was awarded CAF Most Promising African Player in 2010 and named Ghana Player of the Year twice consecutively for 2012 and 2013.</p>

<p class="">In 2013, Asamoah was ranked as the 27th best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.</p>

<p class=""><strong>2.   Thomas Partey</strong></p>

<p class="">Thomas Partey is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the Spanish club, Atlético Madrid.</p>

<p class="">His team has been grouped with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow and he is expected to be featured in the competition.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZWY7MDA_/4fc58b0426104c2bb1877523a1d50fe6.jpg" alt="Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid"> <figcaption>Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Profile</strong></p>

<p class="">He signed a contract with Atlético Madrid in 2011 and was subsequently moved to the reserves a year later.</p>

<p class="">Thomas was loaned to RCD Mallorca, freshly relegated to the second level. He later joined the La Liga side UD Almería also in a temporary deal.</p>

<p class="">His team was named the UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2015–16.</p>

<p class="">He helped his team to win the UEFA Europa League: 2017 and the UEFA Super Cup: 2018</p>

<p class=""><strong>3.   Richmond Boakye</strong></p>

<p class="">Richmond is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Red Star Belgrade</p>

<p class="">Red Star Belgrade is group with Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Tottenham in this season’s UEFA Champions League and Richmond is expected to be featured in the team’s matches.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NDI7MDA_/ea784e36971200505338e0d73898d94f.jpg" alt="Richmond Boakye"> <figcaption>Richmond Boakye</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Profile</strong></p>

<p class="">Boakye spent the 2009–10 Serie A season, playing in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera for the Ligurian club.</p>

<p class="">He eventually signed by reigning Serie A champions Juventus F.C. on a co-ownership deal from Genoa in July 2012.</p>

<p class="">Chelsea and their coach Antonio Conte had scouted him closely throughout the 2017-18 winter transfer window</p>

<p class=""><strong>4.   Majeed Ashimeru</strong></p>

<p class="">Majeed Ashimeru is a Ghanaian football player who plays for FC Red Bull Salzburg.</p>

<p class="">FC Red Bull Salzburg is grouped with Genk, Liverpool and Napoli and Majeedis expected to be featured in his team’s matches.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/YjA7MDA_/9c35ed2e0082ad7d865653c676a63ee6.jpg" alt="Majeed Ashimeru"> <figcaption>Majeed Ashimeru</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Profile</strong></p>

<p class="">He began his football career from a small club team which is Strong Tower F/C (Ghana).</p>

<p class="">He made his First Capital Plus Premier League debut for West African Football Academy on 20 March 2016 in a game against Liberty Professionals FC.</p>

<p class=""><strong>5.   Joseph Paintsil</strong></p>

<p class="">Joseph Paintsil is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Genk in the Belgian Pro League.</p>

<p class="">Since Genk qualified to play this season’s UEFA Champions League, Joseph Paintsil expected to be featured in his team’s matches.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MjM7MDA_/072929473f44aecb7d56c718d8d7f28a.jpg" alt="Joseph Paintsil"> <figcaption>Joseph Paintsil</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Profile</strong></p>

<p class="">Joseph played Tema Youth (Ghana) in 2016–2017.</p>

<p class="">Before he joined his current team, he joined Ferencváros, a professional football club based in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary.</p>

<figure class="embedded_application" align="center"> <figcaption>fb/Highlights at the UEFA Champions League Draw (1)</figcaption> </figure>

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