Ghana and New Bournemouth Forward Semenyo Proud to Live Father's Dream

Ghana and New Bournemouth Forward Semenyo Proud to Live Father's Dream

  • Ghana international Antoine Semenyo has completed his move to AFC Bournemouth
  • Semenyo loved basketball before choosing a career in football
  • The former Bristol City forward is expected to make his English Premier League debut next week

AFC Bournemouth's newest signing, Antoine Semenyo, has disclosed that he is living the dream of his father after choosing to become a footballer.

Semenyo loved Basketball growing up in the streets of London, but his father whose football career was thwarted early, encouraged his son to play football.

The Ghana international made a dream move from the English Championship to the Premier League after signing a four-and-a-half year deal to join Bournemouth.

Antoine Semenyo, Ghana, AFC Bournemouth, English Premier League
Antoine Semenyo has revealed his father's role in him becoming a footballer. Credit: @afcbournemouth
Source: Twitter

Speaking after his signing, Semenyo expressed excitement as he paid tribute to his father, Larry Semenyo, for identifying the talent in him.

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"Yea, he was a big influence. When I was young, It's funny I didn't like football like I do now. I liked Basketball and he used to take me to the park, kicking the ball left right. and as years went on just started loving the game and it's through him I got to love the game and embraced it. I embraced it for him and he can say the same thing now," he told Bournemouth media.
"He is proud. I mean it's been a long journey, it was tough. It's nice to reap the rewards now," he added.

Semenyo before joining Bournemouth, scored 21 goals and provided 22 assists in 125 matches for Bristol City.

Bournemouth sign Ghana striker Semenyo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo.

The 23-year-old joins the Cherries on a four-and-a-half year deal from Bristol City.

Semenyo has been in blistering form for Bristol City this season, beginning 2023 with four goals in five games.

Semenyo salvages point for Bristol City

Black Stars forward Antoine Semenyo proved why Bristol City are not ready to lose him after scoring to salvage an important point against Blackburn Rovers.

The 23-year-old, who is on the radar of Bournemouth and Burnley, was at the right place at the right time to roll the ball into the net at Ashton Gate.

Bradley Dack gave the visitors the lead after 54 minutes with a clever finish.

Source: Sports Brief News