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Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Danso joins Norwegian club Stromsgodset

Published on: 04 August 2022

Emmanuel Danso has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Norwegian club Stromsgodset.

The Ghanaian midfielder is likely an unknown blade to the vast majority, but he has three and a half years of experience in the Lyon system.

He played his daily match with the B team here, while he trained with the A team before the coronavirus struck.

Then, as we saw here, the groups had to train separately, and Danso's training routine with the A team was disrupted.

When his contract with Lyon expired this summer, he felt compelled to seek new challenges.

He has received several offers, but has spent considerable time locating what he believes to be the best club for him to develop further.

The choice then fell on Stromsgodset.

He knows former SIF heroes such as Mohammed Abu, Nana Boateng, and Adam Larsen Kwarasey as a young Ghanaian; it also helps that his good friend Ernest Boahene is already at the club.

He is convinced that Stromsgodset is the right club for him after hearing positive recommendations.

"I am happy to become part of this club and this team. It feels very good to be here," says the young midfielder.

Danso thrives best in the deep midfield role, as a 6, and describes himself as a player who loves to have the ball at his feet.

"I would describe myself as a player who loves to have the ball, and distribute passes with both the right and left foot. I'm a 6er, says Denso about himself."

In other words, the same role that compatriot Mohammed Abu once had in Strømsgodset - with kit number 20, the same number that Danso will play within the SIF kit.

"I have to be myself, but it feels good to follow the steps he has taken," says Danso about the compatriot.

Head of sport and player logistics Jostein Flo is delighted to have brought in Emmanuel Danso, in addition to Jonatan Braut Brunes, who also signed for Strømsgodset today.

"Danso is an exciting midfielder with good progress in his passing game. He is calm and wise with the ball at his feet, and fits in well with our style of play. We are very pleased to have him in place, and look forward to following his development going forward, says the head of sports and player logistics," he said.

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