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Ghanaian youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi feels proud after Premier League debut Featured

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The UK-born Ghanaian played his first Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday. 

Ghanaian youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is filled with pride and gratitude after he debuted in the Premier League at the weekend. 

The 18-year-old was a second-half substitute for Crystal Palace who were humbled by Chelsea's frightening performance on Saturday.

“It was a proud moment for me and my family. It was a great opportunity for me; I thank the coaches for helping me to get to this point and I thank the gaffer for trusting me and giving me [the] opportunity to play. Hopefully, more to come," he said.

“I felt it went quite well. I just tried to stay calm, keep the ball and play simple.”

The Blues beat the Eagles 3-0 with all goals scored before the introduction of the Rak-Sakyi - born to Ghanaian parents in the United Kingdom. 

Manager Patrick Vieira sought inspiration from his substitutes and he trusted inexperienced Rak-Sakyi to lift the team. 

He spent 15 minutes on the pitch and couldn't impact the game due to Chelsea's compactness. 


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