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Quincy Owusu-Abeyie

2010-05-13 16:30
Age: 24
Position: Striker/Winger
Club: Al Sadd (Qatar)

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie only qualified to play for Ghana in 2008, following stints with Netherlands Under 21, and a burgeoning youth career at Ajax Amsterdam and Arsenal. After a long struggle, just ahead of the 2008 African Cup of Nations, FIFA approved Quincy's request to switch to Ghana, and Chelsea FC midfielder Michael Essien was the first to congratulate the Dutch-born forward. Other players followed by pouring bottles and buckets of water on Quincy to officially welcome him into the team amidst wild cheers from team officials.

He is an aggressive striker, and versatile out on the left wing, and he will look to cement his place in the Black Stars team, particularly in light of the absence of Michael Essien (out through injury) at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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