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Ghanaians Set Internet Ablaze After Crystal Palace Announce Signing of Irishman with Ghanaian Name
- Ghanaian football fans have taken to social media to react to the announcement of Crystal Palace's new signing
- The English Premier League side announced the arrival of Kofi Balmer NIFL Premiership side Larne
- The Northern Irishman caught the attention of Ghanaians on Twitter because of his first name, which is a typical Akan name
Crystal Palace's new signing, Kofi Balmer, has been trending in Ghana following his arrival at the English Premier League outfit.
The South London club announced the signing of the Northern Irishman on Thursday, after he signed a one-year deal with the Academy side.
Kofi Balmer has gathered a lot of interest in Ghana because of his first name, which is a name given to a Friday born by the Akan tribe.
Ghanaians are surprised a player from Northern Ireland is named Kofi, but according to reports he was named after for UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat.
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The 21-year-old joins the Eagles from Norther Irish Football League Premiership side Larne.
Kofi Balmer was born in Northern Ireland and has represented the country at youth levels.
How Ghanaians reacted to Kofi Balmer's signing
He’s Irish, no Ghanaian lineage, and he not even born on a Friday. That’s elite appropriation.
Lol Palace getting forced to sign white players and they signed the one named Kofi
@User_Francis also tweeted:
Kid is from Northern Ireland, has no family links whatsoever to Ghana, but is named Kofi in honour of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Globalisation is a truly amazing thing to witness. What a time to be alive. The world is actually getting smaller.
Ghana FA for your scouting. he might be of one of us
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Amasaman boy chaley. E go Tema Tech
Which kind KOFI too dis
Ghana FA, tell your boss he has a miss call
So Crystal Palace will do everything possible to get a Ghanaian connection. Kofi Broni paa alla. Haha.
Ghanaians duo score for Crystal Palace in pre-season
The Ghanaian duo played instrumental roles as Patrick Vieira's side claimed their first win of pre-season in a frantic game with the Championship side.
Palace broke the deadlock through Eberechi Eze after three minutes, but Benik Afobe equalized for Millwall almost immediately.