Iraqi premier league top scoring duo are Ghanaians
Dennis Agyare Antwi and Prince Opoku Agyemang, both from Ghana, are now topping the list of highest-scoring players in the elite Iraqi premier league after nine games.
Antwi has played in 9 games for Al Naft SC and has also scored five goals in those games. The club is a professional sports organisation with its headquarters in Baghdad’s East Tigris River District’s Adhamiyah District. It competes in the Iraqi Premier League, the top tier in that country.
Antwi began his professional football career in 2009 with Ghana’s Accra Academy and has since represented at least twelve different football clubs. From there, he played for league clubs in Ghana, Malaysia, Sweden, Norway, India, Malta, and the United Arab Emirates.
The forward was transferred from Maltese club Mosta FC to his current team in July 2022, during the summer transfer window.
Agyemang on the other hand has earned a reputation as one of the best Ghanaian strikers owing to his placement, finishing, and skill. The former Bibiani Gold Stars striker in Ghana has been in blistering form for his side Duhok FC, making 9 appearances and scoring five goals.
He was officially signed by Iraqi team Duhok Sports Club from Bibiani Goldstars in August, becoming the third Ghanaian player to play for the team after midfielder Emmanuel Nettey and former Hearts of Oak defender Nuru Sulley joined Duhok in 2021.
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Since beginning his football career as a player for the local team Masso FC in Asokwa, the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Agyemang has had a promising career playing for league clubs in Ghana.
He is well known for his goal-scoring performances, which helped him land a stand with the South African team Cape Town City FC before moving on to Duhok in Iraq.
Agyemang was a member of the Ghana Black Stars B team that competed in the Senegal 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations. He scored a total of 10 goals in 5 games for the team captained by Maxwell Konadu during the tournament’s warm-up games.
Congratulations to both Ghanaian youngers for making their nation and Africa proud all the way in Iraq.
Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.