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6 Division One League Goal Poachers Worthy Of A Premier League Transfer Featured

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When Asante Kotoko SC bought Kwame Opoku from Nkoranza Warriors, many fans were skeptical, but his performances this season have made that transfer look inspired.

Ghana’s second tier is packed with many exciting young forwards who could shine in the Premier League if given a chance.  


Ghana’s top-flight clubs are always looking for those talents who are capable of making the step up, with Diawisie Taylor at Karela United a prime example of that. The former Bibiani Goldstars striker has been one of the best goal scorers in the top-flight division since he joined the Anyinase based club.

 And there are plenty more where he came from, with Victor Aidoo and Agyenim Boateng working their way up the football pyramid. has looked at which second tier goal poachers could be on the move when the 2020/21 season is finally able to be drawn to a conclusion.
Evans Etti (Accra Lions)
 Evans Etti Accra Lions
The 19-year-old has had a seamless evolution from winger into a new role as a no.9, scoring 7 goals in 7 appearances for Accra Lions this season. 
A vital cog in the Lions’ side, he is showing a maturity that belies his years with the level of performances he continues to demonstrate in the final third. 
His performances didn’t go unnoticed as he was recently rewarded with a call-up into Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars. Etti is not short of admirers, with his price tag reportedly continuing to rise.
Welbeck Takyi (Tano Bofoakwa)
Welbeck Takyi Bofoakwa Tano FC
It was no surprise to see the manager of the Black Stars, C.K. Akonnor name Welbeck Takyi in his squad for AFCON qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome. The young forward so deserves all the buzz around him. 
He’s scored 7 goals in 7 games for his side. The silky forward has frequently dazzled with his skill, pace and trickery. The Hunters have put themselves firmly in a position to qualify to the top-flight division and are currently placed second a point behind leaders Berekum Arsenals. 
Bofoakwa say they are under no pressure to sell their star player, but his ability to change games in an instant may well get some Premier League sides sniffing around.
Francis Andy Kumi (Unistar Academy)
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It's not often that a player goes from the Division One to one of the Premier League's biggest clubs, but if anyone deserves to it's Francis Andy Kumi. 
The Unistar Academy forward has been in excellent form this season with seven goals and two assists so far, earning an invitation to the Black Stars to ahead of AFCON qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome. 
A fine eye for a pass, he is a great dribbler and set-piece taker too and could be the wildcard at the top level for one of these sides. 
At 21, the young attacker has plenty to learn and improve on but in a side where he would be encouraged to use his shooting and passing skills he could step up yet another level.
Prince Owusu (Bibiani Gold Stars)
 Prince Owusu Bibiani GoldStars
Gold Stars were scrambling the market for a replacement for Maxwell Boakye who saw out his contract and later joined Karela United. The head coach opted to move in Owusu from the wing- and as they say the rest is history. 
With 6 goals in 7 games, Owusu has been very pivotal for the Bibiani club as they seek to win the zone and qualify for the premiership. Pace, power, two feet, and an incredible gift for sticking goalkeepers on their backsides. 
In truth he's too good for the second tier and a move looks likely.
Patrick Kofi Ansu (Berekum Arsenal)
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Ansu is insanely a gifted footballer who possesses the flair and spark that separates special players from the mediocre players. With 5 goals and 3 assists, Ansu is leading the charge of ensuring Berekum Arsenal returns to the elite division. 
The Berekum lads are leading Zone One after seven games. He loves to take on defences with his dribbling ability among the best in the zone. And then there are the nutmegs. And there have been plenty of them. 
Along with his breathtaking consistency and reliability, he can also produce some moments of unrivalled spectacular wonder. One thing is for certain is that Berekum Arsenal won’t be held to ransom over their prize asset.
Stephen Appiah Asare (Tema Youth)
 Stephen Appiah Asare Tema Youth SC
He may not be playing in the top-flight division but that is not the only measure of talented players. 
With his 5 goals in 8 games and winning 2 MVPs in the process, the Tema Youth skipper offers so much outside of goalscoring, dropping deep to link up play with midfield, as well as foraging down the channels to put pressure on opposition backlines.
Pace, a never-say-die attitude, and a willingness to give 100% every time he steps on to the pitch are some of his best qualities; as his crisp finishing ability.
A hive of premier league interest is already swarming around Stephen Appiah Asare
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