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15.01.2016 Sports News

LA Galaxy new recruit Ema Boateng seeking to impact Major League Soccer

Ema Boateng has joined LA Galaxy
LISTEN JAN 15, 2016
Ema Boateng has joined LA Galaxy

Ghanaian forward Ema Boateng says he is excited about his move to American side LA Galaxy and wants to leave his footprints on the league.

The former Right to Dream Academy graduate has inked a long-term contract with the LA giants believed to be worth $1 million a year.

Boateng, 21, leaves the Swedish side Helsingborg IF - after spending three seasons at the club and returns to the country where he acquired his university education and excelled in athletics and football.

After playing in Sweden for three seasons and switching leagues, the speedy forward tells he is eager to make an impact in the league and is excited about his move.

"I'm excited. Should be fun playing for such a storied organization. It will help me improve as a player and looking forward to impact the games too," he said.

He joins his former Helsingborg team-mate David Accam in the American top-flight.

Accam left Helsingborg to join Chicago Fire before the start of last season and was voted the best player at the club at the end of last season.

Boateng was a popular name during his university days in the United States but he is on a different agenda on his second return to the club.

"Right now, all the focus is on football. Will address the academic part in the right time," he stated.

He joins Ghanaian-born American international Gyasi Zardes who is a cult hero at the club.

By El Akyereko 
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