- Former Ghana U20 star Ebenezer Assifuah has opened up on his career trajectory after showing enormous talent at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup
- The former Liberty Professionals striker finished the tournament in Turkey as the top scorer with six goals
- Assifuah played at the U20 World Cup with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti
2013 FIFA U20 World Cup Golden Boot winner, Ebenezer Assifuah, has revealed his disappointment after failing to reach his full potential.
At 29, the striker who played with Juventus’ Paul Pogba and Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti at the World Cup in Turkey, confessed to feeling sad when he sees the level the French players have reached.
In an interview with Original TV, the former Liberty Professionals player blamed the country for his stunted growth in the game.
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“I feel so sad when I see the likes of Pogba, Umtiti, and the rest. Because we all played on one stage during the FIFA U20 tournament in Turkey,” he said as quoted by GHANASoccernet.com.
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“The difference between them and us is that their country saw what they can do and groomed them.”
“Now they are all World cup winners and still playing. But for Us the moment we couldn’t win the tournament that was it,” he added.
Ebenezer Assifuah was top scorer at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2013, scoring six goals as Ghana finished third behind Uruguay and France.
The Ghanaian forward these days plays in the French Ligue 2 with FC Pau despite showing enormous potential at the youth levels.
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Meanwhile, Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti, Alphonse Areola have gone on to win the FIFA World Cup at the senior level with France.
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