Ghana and Leicester City Striker Nathan Opoku Joins University Team for White House Visit

Ghana and Leicester City Striker Nathan Opoku Joins University Team for White House Visit

Lukman Mumuni
June 14, 2023 at 4:42 PM
  • Ghanaian striker Nathan Opoku has visited the White House in Washington DC
  • The Leicester City youngster joined his Syracuse teammates for the official visit
  • Opoku enjoyed a successful first stint in Europe as a loanee with OH Leuven

Talented Ghanaian forward, Nathaniel Opoku joined the Syracuse University Men's Soccer team on their trip to Washington DC for a visit to the White House.

The Leicester City striker, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with Belgium outfit, Oud-Hervelee Leuven, returned to the United States following the end of the European season.

The 21-year-old joined his former team, Syracuse Men's Soccer, on their visit to the residence of the President of the United States as part of activities to commemorate College Athletes Day.

Nathan Opoku, Syracuse University, Leicester City, USA
Nathaniel Opoku has joined his Syracuse teammate teammates for the visit to the White House. Credit: @nathanopoku10
Source: Instagram

This day recognises student-athletes who excelled at their various sports across the academic year.

The event culminated in a speech from the US Vice-President, Her Excellency Kamala Harris, who was in Ghana just a few months ago.

"White House visit with my brother from Syracuse University," an excited Opoku wrote on Instagram.

Opoku played a key role in Syracuse Men's Soccer team's success last year, helping them win the National Championship in 2022.

The Ghanaian youngster was scouted by former English Premier League champions, Leicester, who signed him in the winter transfer window.

The striker was then loaned to OH Leuven, where he scored three goals and provided an assist in seven games, as recorded by Transfermarkt.

Opoku will rejoin Leicester City this summer as the Foxes seek an early return to the English top flight following their demotion in the recent campaign.

Meanwhile, his compatriot, Daniel Amartey has left the club after eight years at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City sign Nathan Opoku

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Leicester completing the signing of Opoku in the winter transfer window.

The 21-year-old joins the Foxes from FDM Field Masters Sporting Club on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Opoku was immediately sent away on loan to Belgium outfit, Oud-Hervelee Leuven for the rest of the term.

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