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Never give up - Latif Blessing ecstatic after meeting Iniesta

Latiff Iniesta Latif Blessing with Andres Iniesta

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Ghana forward Latif Blessing appears to be over the moon after sharing a pitch with Spanish football icon Andres Iniesta.

Blessing and Iniesta were on opposite sides when his Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) thrashed Iniesta's Vissel Kobe 4-1 on February 1.

A crowd of 18,100 was treated to a show by LAFC captain Carlos Vela, who scored two top-notch first-half goals in a 4-1 win over J.League side Vissel Kobe which also featured Lukas Podolski and former MLS star David Villa.

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Blessing, 22, who came on as a substitute during the tie took to social media pages a week later to recall his humble beginnings in Ghana.

He posted: "The smile on my face alone tells how joyful I’m Meeting the legendary @andresiniesta8 ?? growing up as a kid dreaming and aspiring to play football in my village in Ghana ???????? @andresiniesta8 was one of the players I use to watch on Tv,and today I’m not watching him on tv but has gotten the opportunity to play in a preseason friendly game with him ???? God’s wonderful ????. Whoever is seeing this pic should also have in mind that no matter how frustrating, hard, difficult, rough and discouraging your journey to your is never give up and keeping going and remember #LIFE_BE_TIME ????">

Latif Blessing started his career with Liberty Professionals in Ghana before moving to Sporting Kansas FC in 2017.

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