Football loving fans in Ghana are very much delighted with the skills and footballing abilities of young winger Samuel Owusu especially with his role in the Black Stars.
However, many do not know how this young 24-year-old winger seems to be dictating the pace of the football and how he easily adds some tenacity to the game as far as the Black Stars are concerned.
In this edition, I am serving you with 20 facts about Samuel Owusu which you probably do not know.
I believe this will serve as a great education for us to fully embrace this young chap who many believe is the future of the Black Stars.
- He was born Samuel Kwame Owusu on 28th March 1996 in Accra Ghana.
- Samuel Owusu is currently a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Saudi club Al-Fayha and the Ghana national team.
- He started his football career by playing for Red Bull Academy and Vision Football Club in Ghana.
- In 2014, Owusu moved to Serbia to play for Radnik Surdulica.
- He made 12 appearances in the 2014–15 Serbian First League, helping the club win the title and promotion to the top flight.
- In the 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga, Owusu started playing more regularly, scoring seven times in 30 games.
- He signed a one-year extension with the club in May 2016.
- In June 2016, Owusu was transferred to Turkish club Gençlerbirliği on a two-year deal with an option for another year.
- The transfer fee was reportedly €200,000.
- He made three appearances in the 2016–17 Turkish Cup, scoring one goal in a 6–0 home victory over Amed, but failed to appear in any league games during the season.
- In August 2017, Owusu returned to Serbia and joined Čukarički, penning a three-year contract and receiving the number 19 shirt.
- He scored four times in 30 games during the 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga.
- In the following 2018–19 season, Owusu scored seven goals and helped the club earn a spot in UEFA competitions after three years.
- On 18 August 2019, Owusu was signed for one season by Saudi Arabian side Al-Fayha.
- In late May 2019, Owusu was named in Ghana’s 29-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
- He subsequently debuted for the Black Stars in early June, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 friendly loss to Namibia
- Despite his team’s defeat, Owusu made a strong impression and got included in James Kwesi Appiah’s final 23-man AFCON selection.
- He has played 5 matches as a Black Stars player and scored 3 goals.
- Owusu won the Serbian First League title with Radnik Surdulica in the 2014-2015 season.
- Samuel Owusu scored and assisted in a friendly game against Qatar on October 12, 2020. He is considered as the future fulcrum of the Black Stars squad.