The rise of a football prodigy: Hull City’s Sam Opoku making strides in England

Born to Ghanaian parents in Italy and featured for both Modena and Sassuolo before the family relocated to UK. Sam Opoku is a fast rising Ghanaian teen footballer who joined English Championship side Hull City in June this year with a professional contract.

He is eligible to play for both Ghana and Italy though he is yet to be capped. Ever since Opoku moved to the Championship club, the 17-year-old player has already exhibited some features of a good footballer with hard work, discipline and dedication to the present team’s mantra.

Sam Opoku recently registered his first goal for Hull City U18s against Sheffield Wednesday and got featured in the club’s magazine where he expressed his excitement at the opportunity of doing what he loves most.

Speaking to a section of the media after a first goal for the club, Opoku noted that all he had wanted to do was play football and regular days. According to him, he will try to improve every day in training, in games and to do his best for his club.

Reflecting on the tie against Sheffield Wednesday, Sam indicated that it was a good game against their opponents and that they can only get better in the coming matches and reached their target for the season.

The 17 year old was one of the 13 first year scholars inducted into the academy in the summer and Sam Opoku is currently enjoying his football under the management duo of John Anderson and Billy Clarke.

 

Source: Michael Obeng // Metro Sports 

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