By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana midfielder Solomon Asante has been handed a two-month trial with English club Stoke City, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year-old has caught the eye of the English top flight side following his excellent performance for both club and country.
Asante excelled for Berekum Chelsea in their maiden campaign in the CAF Champions League which earned him his debut call to the Ghana national team, the Black Stars.
He has since been tracked by DR Congo giants, TP Mazembe but has now received an invitation to train for two months at the Britania Stadium.
“Stoke City Football Club (English Premier League), would like to invite Solomon Wiafe Asante (Passport Number (withheld)) to attend a trial period of training with our football club at our training ground from November 15th 2012 until January 15th 2013 with a view to earning a playing contract,” a letter signed by Stoke’s Director of Football John Rudge said.
Asante made his full debut for Ghana in a friendly match against Liberia on September 11.
This was after he had come on as a second half substitute in 2-0 win over Malawi in the first leg of the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in Accra.
The ex Fetteh Feyenoord player has been named in a 32-man shortlisted gunning for the African Player of the Year Award– Based in Africa.