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23.11.2007 Sports News

Ghanaian Youngster Hits Headlines In Belgium

Young Ghanaian striker, Alhassan Abudulai, is on the threshold of becoming a household name in Belgium.
At the moment he is on the list of Sparta Rotterdam, the former team of former Ghanaian international, Anthony Obodai.

Alhassan, who plays for division one side F.C. Niewkerken, was discovered in Belgium playing among a group of young Ghanaians.

The strong-running Ghanaian youth who started his career with Division One side, Saint Mirren, gained a surprise invitation into the second team of Niewkerken but unfortunately injury plagued his early days with the Belgium side.

At the time of his injury, the Ghanaian youngster had played four matches and scored six goals. His amazing work rate and impressive scoring record had won him the admiration of the technical bench of Niewkerken.

Alhassan was promoted to the senior team but had to wait until last month to join his colleagues and he appears to have warmed up greatly into the team.

Coach Regi Van Ackers seems to have warmed up greatly to the Ghanaian because of his speed and amazing passing ability and was ready to give him his first match in the first team as he came on as a substitute against Oudenaarde.

The young Ghanaian, who plays in the team with a Nigerian player is a utility player of the team that has won the heart of the local fans after just four months, usually plays at the right side of attack.

“I'm yet to score since playing for the senior team, but I'm not worried so far as we continue to win our matches.
“I always provide the assist for most of our goals and I'm happy”, he stated.

Alhassan recounts with joy how he was voted the best player in his second match. Now Alhassan is beginning to hit the headlines and told the Graphic Sports that he was looking forward to a dream European career. “I'm now looking forward to put my services at the disposal of the nation,” he said.