CHANDIGARH: Minerva Punjab FC has completed the signing of Ghana Junior International William Opoku Asiedu for the upcoming I-League 2017/18, rumored to begin in the first week of November.
Opoku comes with a rich experience of playing in Ghana Division One for Okyeman Planners FC where the Accra-born player scored 11 goals last season.
His outstanding performance for club was rewarded as former English Premier League side Middlesbrough FC’s Academy Recruitment Head Thiago Cruz spotted the youngster during his visit to Ghana.
After a successful Trial at the academy the youngster impressed the Boro’s staff and was signed on a long-term deal. Opoku was then loaned out to Estonian giants FC Levadia Tallinn for 18 months for more game time under the observation of the English club.
Asiedu was part of Ghana U2-0 squad that missed a chance to qualify for the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations hosted by Zambia.
Meantime, With the addition of William Opoku Asiedu, Minerva Punjab FC have now have signed 3 foreigners in total, other two being Japanese Midfielder Toshiya Hosoe and Beralusian forward Dzmitry Kowb.