Getting to know Leonard Owusu

Getting to know, presented by GE Appliances: Leonard Owusu

His nickname was born out of a moment of magic

In this week's edition of Getting to Know, presented by GE Appliances, we learn more about Leonard Owusu.

Who was your favourite soccer player growing up?

Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien, who played many seasons for Chelsea.

If you weren’t a soccer player, what do you think you would be?

An accountant.

What’s the website or app you visit the most?


Which actor would you pick to play your character if they made a movie about you?

Idris Elba.

What’s your Zoom background?

Disney beach.

What’s your Vancouver Aquarium spirit animal?


What’s your go-to quarantine meal?

Mashed potatoes, chicken breast and some homemade salad.

What do you watch on Netflix?

The Last Dance.

What’s a nickname your teammates have called you?

Jingles, but my Whitecaps teammates have not called me that yet.

What are you most proud of?

Living my dream of playing football.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Hope (Brighter Day) by Sarkodie.

Who do you look up to?

My boss, my dad, and also my manager. Kurt Edwin Okraku, the President of Ghana FA. His principles, set of values, commitment, and selflessness is the best. He is my role model.

Which MLS player do you hope to swap jerseys with?


What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?

Playing in Israel was difficult because of the language barrier.