Ghanaian youngster Edward Opoku harbours dreams of playing for the Black Stars

Published on: 03 December 2018

Ghanaian youngster Edward Opoku has revealed his dreams of playing for the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana. 

The 22 year old had a breakthrough season with Columbus Crew in the just ended MLS season, where he made a couple of appearances at the senior side.

His performances earned him a nomination for the Rookie of the Year at Columbus Crew, but was eventually won by Luis Argurdo.

Following Opouku's steady rise in the Major League Soccer, the former University of Virgina winger reveals it will be a "dream come true' to wear the Black Stars jersey in future.

"I absolutely see myself playing for the Black Stars, I grew up watching them on TV and my goal is to wear the jersey and to represent them in the future. For now, I can't focus on that too much because there's more for me to do before I get there and I need to keep growing as a player. Hopefully I get the opportunity to play for them, it's a dream for me," he told

Opoku attended the University of Virginia, making 53 appearances (all starts).

The Konongo born attacker was named to the USC Second Team All-American in 2016 and 2017, as well as to the USC First Team All-South Region in 2016.

Columbus Crew reached the semifinals of the Eastern Conference finals losing to the New York Red Bulls in a two legged game.

By Lukman Evergreen Mumin