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Ghana’s Ebenezer Ofori happy to join NYCFC


Ghanaian midfielder Ebenezer Ofori says he is happy to join New York City FC and that he can’t wait to open his Major League Soccer (MLS) account when the season commences in March.

The blue side of New York announced on Wednesday that they have acquired Ofori from German side VfB Stuttgart on a year-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent after the 2018 MLS season.

“I’m feeling good and happy because I’ve been looking forward to starting this new chapter with a big club like NYCFC.

“For me, I just want to be part of a successful team this year, to be happy and to play in and win many games as I can with my new team.

“I can’t wait to step out in the Bronx on a gameday and to meet the fans for the first time”, the Ghanaian midfielder told www.nycfc.com.

NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira said: “I’m really excited to bring in Ebenezer – he’s a young player who is looking to improve, he is really dynamic and can cover ground. He’s really aggressive but he’s good with the ball too. I'm really pleased that we managed to bring him to the football club.

“He’s a competitor, he’s a guy who likes to win, and he’s a strong character. He’s coming to this club to compete with the midfielders we have and, like I always say, that will bring the best out of all of the players we have at this football club”.

Ofori, 22, has eight international caps after making his debut for the Black Stars in February, 2017. The New Edubiase United product once played for Swedish side AIK, making his debut for the club against Manchester United in a friendly in 2013. He later joined VfB Stuttgart, where he helped them regain promotion to the German Bundesliga after winning the Bundesliga 2 title.
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