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18.05.2020 Football News

WAFA Goalkeeper Acquah Ferdinand Picks ter Stegen As His Role Model

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Sabi Acquah Ferdinand [in green goalkeeper stripes]
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Sabi Acquah Ferdinand [in green goalkeeper stripes]

West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) young goalkeeper, Sabi Acquah Ferdinand has shared that German and FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is his role model.

The 23-year-old Ghanaian shot-stopped was sensational for the Sogakope-based club at the beginning of the 2019/2020 football season before the campaign was suspended due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.

Despite playing in his first season in the Ghana Premier League, his outstanding display for the Academy lads has attracted a lot of interests with many pundits tipping him for greatness.

Speaking to Akonoba FM over the weekend, Sabi Acquah Ferdinand has made a revelation about who he looks up in the craft. According to him, ter Stegen is his role model and he learns a lot from the Barcelona first-choice goalkeeper.

“For now ter Stegen because sometimes there are things my roommate tells me. Every player makes mistakes. Defenders make mistakes, midfielders make mistakes, strikers make mistakes but for a goalkeeper, you don't have to make mistakes. Every time you need to be the one to protect the team.

“I look at ter Stegen and how he protects Barcelona at certain times, his reflexes, his kicking, his command, his aerial abilities, I always learn a lot from him”, Acquah Ferdinand shared.

Prior to the suspension of the Ghana Premier League season, the WAFA goalie had made 6 appearances. He conceded 3 goals and kept 4 clean sheets in the process.

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