We are delighted to announce the completion of the 2019/2020 Premier League player; registration deadline-day signing of striker William Opoku Mensah. The 24-year-old former American Super League (MLS) player; joins us on a year-long deal with an option for a further extension. Opoku Mensah began his career along the Western coast; with Bayern Munich FC in Sekondi Takoradi before heading to University of Cape Coast Youngsters, Danbort FC and Eleven Wise. He moved to Karela United where he scored seven goals including a famous hat-trick; against Hearts of Oak at Anyinase in the 2018 Premier League which was cancelled; after the Anas Arimeyaw Anas expose dubbed #12.
His form at Karela United earned him a move to Kansas City United in the MLS and; although he was restricted by injury, the forward impressed during his time on the pitch. William Opoku joins the Porcupines after a stint in the State League with All-Stars United in Maryland. Coach Maxwell Konadu says: “We know him already and so he is not a player that we are going try. Per the options available to us, I think he is the best and that is why; we picked him ahead of the others.” Opoku Mensah describes his signing; as a dream come true as reveals to us his age-long; admiration and desire for the club and the red shirt respectively.
“I grew up hearing the names of former Kotoko greats like Opoku Nti; Dogo Moro, Baba Yara and Nana Arhin Duah;” says the player whose idol is Senegal and Liverpool great, Sadio Mane. “It has been my desire for years to be part of this club and wear the famous red jersey. I promise to give more than 100 per cent and asks that the fans support me.”