Africa Asanti Kotoko: Ransford Osei ‘ I have a point to prove’

Striker Ransford Osei, 22, hit the limelight in 2007 when he helped the Black Starlets to finish fourth in the FIFA U-17 Tournament held in Korea.

In his first international assignment, the skillful player put up a stupendous show and scored five goals to emerge the second top scorer in the competition after Nigerian Chrisantus Macaulay who won the Goal King with six goals.

Two years later in Rwanda, he put up another dazzling performance to help the national U-20 team, the Black Satellites to win the African Youth Championship under the tutelage of Coach Sellas Tetteh.

This time round the former Kessben FC player scored seven goals to emerge the top scorer in the tournament. His magnificent display eventually won him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.

That same year he powered the Black Satellites to win the WAFU Tournament in Nigeria and the World Youth Championship in Egypt.

After this feat Ransford secured a deal with Marcabi Haifa in Israel. He later joined FC Twente in Holland and subsequently to Granada in Spain and Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa.

After his exploits with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) side, he has returned home to re-launch his football career.

The soft spoken player says his major aim is to help Kotoko achieve laurels both locally and on the continent.

He talked with Kotoko Express after Sunday’s hectic match against Dwarfs at Cape Coast.

” I am excited that gradually I am warming myself up into the team. I believe with hard work and more playing time I can do more”,  Ransford said.

” I want to thank the fans for their great support so far. The kind of support that they have given to us in our most recent games especially against Hearts of Oak, Tema Youth and Dwarfs has been exceptional. They must keep it for we will also make them proud “, he added.

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