Four goals in two games, Ismaily's striker John Antwi is off to a blistering start in the Egyptian Premier League that started last week.Â
The Ghanaian striker scored twice in Ismaily's league opener against Qanah 2-1 and hit another brace against Beni Suef Telephones on Sunday to fire his team to the top of the Group B.
The 21-year old player is grateful to his coach Ahmed El-Agouz for this impeccable start of the season.
"Coach Ahmed El-Agouz helped me to appear in this form thanks to his way of dealing with me and motivating me to score," Antwi told a television programme after the 3-1 win over Beni Suef Telephones on Sunday.
Antwi started his senior football career with Ghanaian side Eleven Wise Sekondi in 2011 before joining Ismaily in December 2012, signing a five year contract with the Dervish for $250,000.
He made an immediate impact with the Dervishes scoring 9 goals in as many official games he played with them.
The athletic striker played with Costal side in the CAF Confederation Cup, scoring 2 goals, another 2 in Egypt Cup alongside 5 goals in the Egyptian Premier League that was canceled after the 30 June protests.
Before joining Ismaily, Antwi had trials at Ahly and Beni Suef Telephones but they werenâ€™t perceptive enough to lure him.
"I trained with Ahly and Beni Suef Telephones but they refused to sign me and then I joined Ismaily the team I admire. I hope Ismaily would compete on the Egyptian Premier league title this season." he added.
Ahly and Beni Suef are surely regretting what they missed.
Full name: John Antwi Duku
Date of birth: 06/08/1992