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Harrison Afful



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CLUB:
Columbus Crew ()
POSITION:
Defender
BORN:
1986-06-24
BIRTHPLACE:
Kumasi
PREVIOUS CLUBS:
Asante Kotoko , Esperance
HEIGHT / WEIGHT:
170cm/60kg
NIKNAME:
GHANA DEBUT :
2008-02-09
CAPS/GOALS:
-/-

Harrison Afful (born 24 June 1986 in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who currently plays as a defender for Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club Espérance Sportive de Tunis in Tunisia, and the Ghana national team.
Afful is a product of the Feyenoord Academy and had trials with Feyenoord and K.V. Mechelen in the summer of 2008, and in November 2008, he won the One Touch best player award. Afful went out on loan to Asante Kotoko from 2007 to 2009.
Afful played in some friendly matches for Helsingborgs IF but could not firm up a deal, and instead moved to Tunisian side Espérance. In the 2011 CAF Champions League Final Afful came on as a substitute in the second leg, scoring the game's only goal to win the continental title against Wydad Casablanca.


Ghana national team
Afful plays at international level for Ghana and his first full match was in Ghana's 2–1 loss to Mexico on Wednesday March 26, 2008. He played as left fullback in this match.


2008 Africa Cup of Nations
Afful was part of the Ghana squad for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted on his home soil. His debut match was against the Ivory Coast in the 2008 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Ghana.



He has since gone on to appear in 23 Africa Cup of Nations matches, 17 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, 11 international friendlies, and two matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.