Kwaku Karikari

Kwaku Karikari (born 25 March 2002) is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals F.C.[1]

Kwame Karikari
Personal information
Date of birth (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 20)
Place of birth Ghana
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Liberty Professionals
Number 11
Youth career
Charity Stars
2019–2020 Liberty Professionals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Liberty Professionals 32 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 September 2021

Early lifeEdit

Karikari was born and bred in Obuasi, a mining community in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[2][3] He played for lower-tier side Charity Stars before being poached by Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals,[4] where he was assigned to the club's youth team before his promotion into the senior team in October 2020.[5]

CareerEdit

Karikari started his senior career with Liberty Professionals in October 2020. He made his debut on 22 November 2020, after coming on in the 65th minute for Razak Boame in a 2–2 draw against Elmina Sharks.[5] In the process he scored his first competitive goal by scoring an equalizer in the 89th minute via a Emmanuel Paga assist help them salvage an away draw.[6]

On 7 February 2021, he scored a goal that earned Liberty a 1–0 victory against his native Ashanti Gold.[2] The win ended their six-game winless run.[3] On 10 April 2021, he scored Liberty Professionals third goal by scoring from the spot-kick in their 4–0 victory over Elmina Sharks.[7][8]

Within the season, he scored winning goals against Eleven Wonders and Karela United to help Liberty to victories and keep their relegation fight alive.[9][1] In both matches he was adjudged the man of the match.[10][11]

At the end of the 2020–21 season, he scored 7 goals and made 2 assists in 32 league appearances, ending the season as the club's joint top goal scorer with Abraham Wayo.[12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kwafo, Eric Nana Yaw (18 April 2021). "GHPL: Kwaku Karikari's solitary goal propels Liberty to beat Eleven Wonders on matchday 20". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "2021 Ghana Premier League: AshantiGold v Liberty Professionals- Obuasi-born Karikari ends Miners unbeaten home record". Football Ghana. 7 February 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b Eshun, Bill (7 February 2021). "GPL: Five talking points from matchday 13 - MyJoyOnline.com". My JoyOnline. Joy FM (Ghana). Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Charity Stars youngster Abdul Moomin joins FC Porto". GhanaWeb. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b Adamu, Seidu (23 November 2020). "Debut Delight - Kwaku Karikari Opens Liberty Professionals account with a Classy goal in Elmina". 442 GH. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Match Report of Elmina Sharks FC vs Liberty Professionals FC - 2020-11-22 - Ghana Premier League - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Liberty Professionals win big against Elmina Sharks at Sogakope". www.ghanafa.org. Ghana Football Association. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Osman, Abdul Wadudu (10 April 2021). "Match Report : Liberty Professionals 4-0 Elmina Sharks - Liberty thump Sharks to keep survival hopes alive". Football Made In Ghana. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Karikari scores as Liberty Professionals stun Wonders at Obuasi". www.ghanafa.org. Ghana Football Association. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "2020/21 Ghana Premier League: Liberty forward Kwaku Karikari picks MOTM award in vital win against Eleven Wonders". GhanaSoccernet. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Forward Kwaku Karikari wins MOTM in Liberty Professionals win over Karela United". GhanaSoccernet. 5 July 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Liberty teenager Abraham Wayo close to joining Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel". GhanaWeb. 14 August 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Kwaku Karikari - Soccer player profile & career statistics - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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