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Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko gets family backing in vital Eskiserhirspor win

Published on: 16 March 2014
Jerry Akaminko with his family and a friend after Sunday's win

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko had his family in the stands cheering him on in Eskiserhirspor’s 1-0 win over Elizigspor in the Turkish top flight.

The 25-year-old received his mother and his two younger sisters at his base in Eskisehir days ahead of the weekend clash.

The family had made the long journey from Ghana to offer support to the Black Stars defender.

Their presence in Turkey epitomizes the great Ghanaian tradition of a strong family bond – a very prominent feature of Ghanaian society.

The 25-year-old did not disappoint as he helped his side to the slim win but more crucially helping keep a clean sheet.

The win lifts Eskiserhirspor into an Europa League qualification spot but their closest rivals Trabzonspor are yet to play.

Akaminko has been a consistent performer for his club and has recently featured more prominently for the Ghana national team.


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  • boro says:
    March 16, 2014 08:36 pm
    Jerry 'Tyson' Akaminko in his last game for the BS was more of a boxer than a player. He is the most indiscipline BS player now and has got to work on this weakness. After saying so much in this platform to be called back into the BS he pays us back with this kind of unpardonable behavior which could have caused the BS so much if it were to be in Brazil. Shame!!!!! In fact he needs to apologise to Ghanaians for that kind of barbaric behavior.
  • Asenegal says:
    March 16, 2014 08:45 pm
    Boro! U got 2 show respect ok! Do u know how hard it is 2 make it 2 that level. If u got no talent, respect those who have. Oofuue
  • banger says:
    March 16, 2014 08:50 pm
  • boro says:
    March 16, 2014 10:36 pm
    @banger and asnegal: why? You guys are wanna lick Jerry’s ass? I am sure he is going to make it into the BS so what I am doing is to remind him and call a spade a spade. I definitely do not know anything about football but one thing I know, that is football is not boxing. Those who read my comment know I am a fun of this guy just that his behavior on the day was just wayward. May be my last sentence was just too harsh which I admit but have you guys thought of him putting up this behavior in a first much against USA and gets sent off. Can you imagine the damage he would have done to the team and the entire nation? We better hit them hard before making such mistakes in the world cup. However, if you guys think that he has made it, so you wanna lick his ass, you go ahead. You damn hypocrite boot lickers!!!!
  • Fred B Kyeremeh says:
    March 17, 2014 08:52 am
    Guys,I see no wrong in what Boro said especially with regards to Jerry's 'boxing' act against the Montenegro player at the dying embers of that 'friendly' game.What he did no matter the level of provocation from the opponent was uncalled for and must be condemned. I believe Boro was criticizing the act and not Jerry as a person.The truth be told.Such a behavior cannot augur well for any team at this level.Jerry must learn to control that side as many opponents will provoke him just to get him sent off.This is what I think should be addressed and not singing his praises even when he is wrong.He is a great talent and has a great future ahead of him,but discipline is key for him to realize that huge potential in him. God bless Ghana.