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Wilberforce "Willie" Mfum is a retired Ghanaian football (soccer) forward who played professionally in Ghana and the United States. He was a member of the Ghanaian Olympic soccer team at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Willie Mfum
Personal information
Full name Wilberforce Mfum
Date of birth (1936-08-28) 28 August 1936 (age 82)
Place of birth Ghana
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Asante Kotoko
1968 Baltimore Bays 5 (4)
1969–1970 Ukrainian SC
1970 Ukrainian Nationals 9 (6)
1971–1972 New York Cosmos 29 (11)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Mfum played for Asante Kotoko in his native Ghana. In 1968, Mfum played for the Baltimore Bays of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1969, he joined Ukrainian SC of the German American Soccer League.[1] In 1970, Mfum played for the Ukrainian Nationals of the American Soccer League. That season, he shared the ASL scoring title with Juan Paletta.[2] In 1971, he signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.

National teamEdit

Mfum played for the Ghana Olympic football team at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[3] He also played for the Ghana national football team. In 1963, he scored two goals in the final of the 1963 African Cup of Nations as Ghana took the title. He was the second leading scorer at the 1968 African Cup of Nations as Ghana finished runner-up.


  1. ^ The Ukrainian Weekly: Sports Scene
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1970
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Willie Mfum". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 May 2013.

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