Ghanaian youth international Ansah close to major career silverware in Belgium
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Ghanaian youth forward Eugene Ansah could win his first ever career silverware should his KSC Lokeren side beat Zulte-Waregem to lift the Belgian Cup trophy on Saturday night.
The former Liberty Professionals youth team player is expected to be in action for Lokeren as they take on Zulte-Waregem at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussel.
Ansah, 19, had been influential in Lokeren’s quest to win the title since the start of the season as he scored the deciding penalty against KV Oostende last month that propelled to the final.
However in the Pro League, the talented youngster has played 6 times and scored once.
“We are in the final and hopefully we’ll lift the trophy by the end of the night,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
The youngster could have the opportunity to play in next season’s Uefa Europa Cup next season should Lokeren emerge victorious tonight but they must keep on-loan Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard quiet on the night.
“He’s a dangerous youngster and plays just like his senior brother at Chelsea but we must keep him down. We’ll do our best to win because if we do, we’d have the chance to play in Europe next season and personally it would be a big motivation for me.”
Ansah would be the second Ghanaian player to win the title on a row if he emerges successful tonight after midfielder Bennard Kumordzi lifted the title last season with KRC Genk.
It could also brighten his chances of drawing the attention of Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh as he has declared interest in representing Ghana at youth level.