A brief profile of Black Stars new boy Jamie Leweling and what CK Akonnor had to say about him

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German born Ghanaian midfielder Jamie Leweling was handed his maiden Black Stars call-up for African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sudan.

Born 26 February 2001, Jamie Leweling, a midfielder, started his career at SC Feucht, a team located in Feucht, a market town close to the city of Nuremberg, Bavaria.

Leweling from then moved to Nuremberg, he made numerous appearances for the Nuremberg youth team, before moving to Greuther Furth in 2017.

The youngster represented the team at youth level and was handed his professional debut in a Bundesliga 2 fixture against Erzgebirge Aue on 28 July 2019, he came on as a substitute in the 85th minute, Greuther Furth lost the game 2-0.

Leweling has since then made 27 league appearances for Greuther Furth, scoring 3 times and providing 2 assists.

Jamie Leweling hasn’t represented any of the two nations he’s eligible to play for at any level until October 30 when he was handed a call-up by Ghana for the AFCON qualifiers against Sudan.

Jamie Leweling can play in a variety of midfield and forward positions. He’s as well ambipedal (Someone who can use both feet).

What CK Akonnor had to say about the youngster:

“He is a young man who is all over the place with lots of teams interested in him because of what he has done. He is growing very fast. He just got a chance from the second team and now he is with the first team. He’s been a player I believe is a hope for the future.”

“He is one of the guys that we can have because he’s young, 19 years of age and he has had the chance to play for the German national team and so we are looking at how we can also get him on board to also help us in the future. He’s somebody I believe if not today, he’s going to be the hope for our future and that’s why he’s here.”

“As we speak now, I have spoken to him but I haven’t assured him. I went to Germany to watch him because he was also recommended by our technical director (Bernhard Lippert). Nobody had an idea, but he said he is a good talent and so we have to watch him.”

“So, I went to see him play, it was not enough but the two matches that I saw, I think it’s a good opportunity for him to also come here and showcase his talent but I believe he’s one good talent, hope for the future.”

Ghana will host Sudan at the Cape Coast stadium on Thursday, November 12, before travelling to Khartoum to face the Falcons five days later in the reverse fixture.

The West African giants currently sit first in group C with 6 points after beating South Africa 2-0 and São Tomé and Principe 1-0.

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