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10 Amazing Facts about Ghanaian new sensation Kamal Sowah

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 The build-up to the Champions League group stage match between PSG and Club Brugge centred around Messi, Neymar and Mbappe as football fans were eager to see what the trio would deliver playing together for the first time.

The trio were, however, kept at bay by a resilient Club Brugge side who celebrated securing a point after a 1-1 draw. It was a collective effort to neutralize the threats posed by the star-studded French team on Wednesday night in Bruges.

 
Ghanaians who watched the game felt really proud of their countryman, Kamal Sowah. The young attacking midfielder, on his debut in Europe’s elite competition, turned in an impressive performance and was widely hailed.
 
Here are 10 facts about Sowah:
 
1. Sowah was born in Accra and grew up in Sabon Zongo near Lartebiokorshie.
 
2. He is a graduate of the popular Right to Dream Academy.
 
2. Sowah is in his third year as professional footballer and so far, has three clubs (Leicester City, OH Leuven and Club Brugge) on his CV.
 
4. He signed his first professional contract in 2018 with Leicester City who spotted him when their youth team engaged Right to Dream in a friendly in England.
 
5. Sowah was a Leicester City player for three years but did not make a single competitive appearance for them because he played on loan at Leicester’s sister club in Belgium, OH Leuven.
 
6. In the three seasons at OH Leuven, the attacking midfielder scored 13 goals and recorded 10 assists in 72 games.
 
7. Club Brugge paid 9 million euors plus add-ons to sign Sowah from Leicester.
 
8. Leicester sold Sowah because he “wasn’t going to play for us, we’ve got players ahead of him in his position,” manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last month.
 
9. Sowah hasn’t featured for Ghana at any level. In March 2021, he received his debut Black Stars call-up for Afcon qualifiers against Sao Tome and Principe and South Africa but he did not show up and has since not been invited.
 
10. He was controversially dropped from the Ghana U17 squad for the 2017 World Cup in India following a well-broadcasted contractual disagreement with his guardian and Right to Dream Academy.
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