New York City FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku makes Ghana debut in Canada friendly stalemate

Published on: 14 October 2015
New York City FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku makes Ghana debut in Canada friendly stalemate
Kwadwo Poku, training with the Black Stars, played his first game for Ghana

By El Akyereko Frimpong

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New York City FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku finally made his debut for Ghana after coming off the bench as a second-half substitute in the Black Stars's 1-1 stalemate with Canada in an international friendly on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder who is renowned for his substitute appearance displays climbed off the bench in the 82 minute as replacement Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew to make his debut for Ghana.

Poku's impressive form in the Major League Soccer for New York City FC earned him a late call-up from Ghana coach Avram Grant along with three other debutantes who all played in the game.

Canada, ranked 104 on the FIFA ranking, scored first through Marcel de Jong in the 29th minute before Middlesbrough attacker Albert Adomah cancelled the lead for the Black Stars.

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