Japanese Football Fans Request Autographs From EPL Stars in Ghana Squad

Japanese Football Fans Request Autographs From EPL Stars in Ghana Squad

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM
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  • Japanese fans of English Premier League clubs waited for their stars in the Ghana team to sign autographs for them
  • Leicester City's Daniel Amartey and Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew are fans favourites in the Asian country
  • Both players featured in the Kirin Cup opener between Ghana and Japan at the Tokyo National Stadium

Ghanaian duo, Daniel Amartey and Jordan Ayew, are popular figures in Japan as fans waited to get autographs from the pair.

The fans, who seem to follow the English Premier League, waited patiently after the game between Ghana and Japan to get their shirts signed by the Leicester and Crystal Palace stars.

In photos posted on Twitter, Spotted by Sports Brief, fans held shirts and placards of the duo requesting their signatures.

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Japanese football fans wait for Daniel Amartey and Jordan Ayew to sign autographs. Credit: @SheikhTophic
Source: Twitter

Amartey, who has been playing for Leicester City since 2016, started the game against Japan on Friday together with Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew.

Jordan Ayew netted a stunner in Ghana's 4-1 defeat to the Blue Samurais in the Kirin Cup opener.

The former Marseille striker just inked a year contract extension with the South London club after five years at Selhurst Park.

Black Stars suffer humiliating defeat to Japan in Kirin Cup opener

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana were humiliated in their opening game at the Kirin Cup after hosts Japan thumped the Black Stars at the Tokyo National Stadium.

The Black Stars suffered a 4-1 defeat to Japan following an abysmal display from a depleted Ghana side.

Coach Otto Addo was forced to change his team following ailment and injuries to most of his starters.

Jordan Ayew scores first Black Stars goal in 2022

Jordan Ayew netted his first Black Stars goal in one year in the Kirin tournament played on Friday, June 10, 2022.

The Crystal Palace forward had failed to score for months for the Black Stars, leaving Ghanaians worried ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

On a long scoring drought running from March 2021, Ayew found the back of a net with a superb goal to end his goal drought in the national team.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.