Whitecaps FC add Ghanaian Aminu Abdallah
VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the addition of Ghanaian midfielder Aminu Abdallah. As per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Aminu Abdallah – Whitecaps FC midfielder
- Member of Ghana’s U-20 national team
- Played five years with Ghanaian side International Allies FC
- Registered one goal and one assist in six matches with Whitecaps FC Reserves
“Aminu is a big, young, powerful player with huge potential,” said head coach Martin Rennie. “He is a left-footed box-to-box player who can bring a lot to the team with his ability to win balls in the air and connect passes.”
Abdallah, 19, joins Whitecaps FC following five years with Ghanaian club International Allies FC. The native of Accra, Ghana, is a member of Ghana’s U-20 side and played with fellow ’Caps midfielder Gershon Koffie from 2008 to 2010 with International Allies FC.
As a trialist with Whitecaps FC, Abdallah appeared in and started six matches, and registered one goal and one assist in Reserve matches and scrimmages.
Before joining Vancouver, Abdallah trained with several major European sides, including Italy’s Juventus, Russia’s CSKA Moscow, and the Netherlands’ PSV Eindhoven.
“I am very excited to join Whitecaps FC,” added Abdallah. “I am going to work hard and try my best to make the club and fans proud.”
Weight: 170 lbs
Born: January 7, 1994 in Accra, Ghana|
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Last Club: International Allies FC (Ghana Division One)
How Acquired: Acquired by Whitecaps FC from International Allies FC on May 2, 2013