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Espanyol kid Quaye eyes Ghana U20 call

Published on: 09 November 2012

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Espanyol's wunderkind, Paul Quaye, says he has fixed his sights firmly on earning a call-up into the Ghana U20 team.

The 17-year-old became the second youngest player to play in the Spanish La Liga after coming off the bench to play for Espanyol in the 5-1 win over Rayo Vallecano last season, aged 16 years and 177 days.

Quaye, a nephew of Accra Hearts of Oak legend Shamo Quaye, has been impressive for Espanyol II in the Segunda Division and Los Periquitos boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to recall him into his first team squad.

The former Aspire Academy boy believes his immense abilities in midfield would be vital additions to the Black Satellites squad.

"I'm very interested in playing for the Ghana U20 team and when the opportunity comes, I'll welcome it," Quaye told

"The season has gone very well for me and I believe I will reclaim my place in the first team squad," he added.

Spain courted the young midfield dynamo in 2011 but he turned down their invitations and declared his intentions to play for Ghana.

Ghana have qualified for the 2013 African U-20 Championship which will come off next March.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • texas says:
    November 09, 2012 11:22 pm
    Could this be the second coming of shamo quaye ? we will and see.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    November 10, 2012 12:52 am
    He should be called.
  • Godbless says:
    November 10, 2012 01:17 am
    This kid was born in Barcelona right??
  • edmond Kraku says:
    November 10, 2012 09:02 am
    He was born in Ghana(Tema newtown)he is a great player with a lot of talent.
  • Wasky says:
    November 10, 2012 01:40 pm
    I agrre 100% that he should be called to the national under 20 soccer team(the black satellite). But my question here is; is he prepared to give his winning bonuses and other incentives to the big guns at the GFA??? Somebody please answer me.Because I know this is what is happening to Quincy Owusu Abeyie's exclusion from the BS.