Ryan Asare Bediako, Newest Ghanaian Sensation In US
Over the years, Ghanaian footballers who have sojourned in Europe have carved a niche for themselves through their splendid performances.
The latest to join the bandwagon is US-based Ryan Asare Bediako who hails from Ghana.
As a young Ghanaian Footballer who is determined to make it through the ranks of football in the States, Bediako, a young footballer in Stetson University in the United States is gradually becoming a household name in his division.
A midfielder, weighing about 150 pounds and height 5.9, Bediako is a player with determination as his hallmark and ready to perform anywhere he finds himself.
Bediako played in all 19 matches with 17 starts and scored two goals and assisted two of the goals scored.
He also scored the overtime winner to beat Mercier 1-0 on October 9.
In 2010, Bediako won the Atlantic Sun Player of the week by virtue of scintillating performances.
He again continued his excellent performance in the 2010 season as he played in all 18 matches of the season having seven starts as a junior and scored five goals and assisted one.
The win against Florida Atlantic on September 25, and Limpscomb on October 3 was his greatest performance.
This performance earned him the A- Sun CSN recognition as his goals against ETSU and USC Upstate are said to be memorable.
During his hey days at Stetson University, he scored the team's lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Alabama A&M.
Not perturbed by the challenges that came his way, young Bediako has moved on and has become a force to reckon with in the US.
Bediako graduated from Wharton High School in Tempa Florida, and the winner of the Most Inspiring Award after 23 goals and four assistance as a senior.
He also led the team to State Championship where Wharton High School was the top performer. He also won the Offensive MVP award and the second team All-County as a junior.
Bediako's performance has won the hearts of the Football authorities in the United States who are bent on convincing the latter to play for them.
He has expressed interest in playing for Ghana and the Ghana Football Association must take steps to convince the young chap to play for Ghana.