Marauding Ghanaian defender Nicholas Amponsah has set his eyes on winning the United Soccer League (USL), League One trophy with Tennessee-based club Chattanooga Red Wolves on his debut season.
Amponsah, 22, have feverishly been preparing with Chattanooga in the off-season with series of friendly games before they play their first game of the season with North Texas on March 30.
After joining Montego Bay in 2017 in the Jamaican League, the former Achiken tough tackling centre back managed to churn out 20 appearances and found the back of the net on four occasions in a one and half season before being shipped to the USA.
The young prodigy says he is poised and pump for action, and ready to bring his experience to bare by helping Chattanooga claim the ultimate for the first time in the club’s history.
“Personally, I am expecting to adapt very well in the club for a start and try my possible best to help the club win the championship,” Amponsah told SportsAfric.com
“The club shares in my dreams and we are going all out this season for the championship.
“This is my first time playing in the USL and I must admit the standards are high. In terms of coaching, requirement from players, facilities, player selections, a lot,” he added.
“My relationship with the head coach [Tim Hakinson] has been excellent. He was my coach in Jamaica so the rapport and chemistry is there. In addition, the reception from the players has been marvelous and very helpful.”
When asked if he has plans of featuring for any of the national teams when the opportunity comes beckoning, Amponsah responded by saying;
“Yes of course. It’s every player’s dream to don the national team colours. I’m looking forward to helping the U23 or the national team if the chance avails itself.”
Nicholas Amponsah has featured in three friendly games for Chattanooga in the off-season, lasting entire duration in all.
By: Kofi Amoah