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Elche manager Escriba hails Ghanaian goal-hero Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

Published on: 07 April 2014
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

Elche manager Fran Escriba was full of praise for Ghana youngster Richmond Boakye-Yiadom following his last gasp winner against Getafe on Sunday.

The former Ghana Under-20 star hogged the headlines after scoring the match- winner on the stroke of full-time.

He came on as a second half substitute and made his presence felt and manager Fran Escriba was left delighted with his contribution.

“I’m so happy after Boakye’s goal, it means a great deal to the whole team. I guess that as a player, it’s one of those days where he won’t be able to sleep,” Escriba told Inside Spanish Football.

“I’ve told the strikers to forget the negativity going on around them. I don’t want them to be highlighted so much.

“We can’t pretend we’re anything more than we are. If we create chances and the goalie saves them, there’s not much else we can do.”

The Ghanaian international has now raked in four goals for the Spanish side.


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  • Ken says:
    April 07, 2014 06:59 pm
    Asamoah Gyan should take RBY under his wings as Essien is doing with Afriyie Acquah. Boakye has wonderful potential to become a world class, if he could only get a superb mentor. He is fearless - best quality of a great striker.