Ghanaian defender Antwi joins French side OSC Lille


French top-flight side Lille OSC have announced the signing of Ghanaian defender Nana Kwame Antwi from FC Lori Vanadzor on a season-long loan.

Nana Kwame, born on August 10, 2000, played for Accra Youngwise FC Academy in Ghana before making a move to FC Lori Vanadzor in the Armenian first division.

“The LOSC continues to prepare for the future with the arrival of the promising defender Nana Kwame Antwi”, a club statement read.

The 19-year-old versatile defender with great abilities in going forward made 30 appearances helping them to finish fifth in the 2018-2019 season in Armenia.

The former Ghana U17 terrific and explosive right-back expressed joy after joining the French Ligue 1 side.

“I will like to say a very big thank you to Epton Sports Consult in collaboration with Dave, Matt and Paulo in my transfer from Young Wise (Accra) to Lori (Armenia) and now Lille LOSC in France.

“I will also like to congratulate Michael Tawaih Attoh the Chairman of YoungWise FC for his cooperation and mentorship that has shaped my career this far,” he said.

Antwi played for the Ghana U17 during the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Youth Championship, but could not make the final squad for the tournament.

By Delrand Nii Ansah Mensah Whyte, Daily Mail GH

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