Tadcaster Albion have further strengthened their squad for the new season by adding 21-year-old winger Des Amponsah to their ranks.
Born in Ghana, Des spent most of his early junior football over in France, before arriving in the UK and joining Hunslet Juniors and then onto Morley Glen Juniors. As a teenager, Des joined the Ultimate Football Coaching Academy, which caters for aspiring players up to the age of 18. It was at this time that he trialled for Bradford City. He furthered his prospects by joining the Barnsley Shadow squad, but a long-term injury put things on hold. Last season, he linked up with Wakefield, as he got himself back into shape after the layoff. So far, Des has impressed in pre-season for Tadcaster and now hopes to help the Brewers to promotion during this campaign. He said: “It is a real pleasure to have signed for Tadcaster. Several friends suggested I go along to the club’s open trial, and I am delighted things have worked out. Everything at this club is so good, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Assistant manager at Tadcaster Albion, Steve Waide, has known Des for some time and is excited to get the chance to pair up once again. He added: “Des is a pacey and skilful winger who will be a threat to any defence. We are certain we can provide that platform for him and all our players. I have known him for a long time, initially as his PE teacher at school, and also worked with him at the UFCA, where he was part of the National Champions squad. We are delighted to have him on board.”
Des Amponsah. (29-07-47 SU)