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Sports News Thu, 9 May 2019

Columbus Crew boss praises Accam

The President of MLS side, Columbus crew, Tim Bezbatchenko, has praised David Accam for his exceptional qualities after the player signed for his side.

The Ghanaian forward joined the Gold and Blacks from Philadelphia Union in exchange for $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money of $400,000 in General Allocation Money and an International Roster Spot for the 2019 Major League Soccer season.

Accam comes to the MAPFRE Stadium with enormous experience in the Major League Soccer (MLS), having played for Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union in a five-year spell.

Bezbatchenko believes the skillset of the pacy winger will help bolster the attacker of Columbus Crew.

“We want to welcome David Accam to Columbus Crew SC as David is a fast, dynamic player and a proven attacking threat in MLS,” said Crew SC President Tim Bezbatchenko.

“In addition to having experience in the League, we believe David’s specific skill set will help us bolster the attack of our current roster and we look forward to his contributions to the club this season,” he told the press after the signing.

The 28-year-old scored 33 goals in 78 appearances for Chicago Fire and also recorded five goals for Philadelphia Union in 33 games.

Accam would not have adaptation issues with his new club due to the presence of his compatriots Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah at the Ohio Club.

He is expected to be part of the Black Stars squad for the upcoming Africa Cup Of Nations tournament slated for June in Egypt.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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