Eugene Ansah: Hapoel Be’ersheva recruits Ghanaian striker from Hapoel Ra’anana


Ghanaian striker Eugene Ansah has completed his transfer to Hapoel Be’ersheva from Hapoel Ra’anana with a three-year contract.

The striker is definitely joining the top Israeli squad after an impressive season at Ironi Kiryat Shmona where he played on loan. He went on to score 10 goals and provide three assists in 33 appearances and sparked the interest of his new team who did not hesitate to negotiate a deal with him.

“Eugene [Ansah] joined us for three seasons, “confirmed Hapoel Be’ersheva on their official social media platforms.

The 26-year-old will now have the opportunity to play in the Europa Conference for the coming season.

Previously, West Africa played for Belgian team Lokeren where he made 36 appearances between 2013-2017 and scored four goals.

In 2016 he played for another Belgian team Lommel SK, although on loan from the aforementioned team.

His first stint in Israel was between 2017 and 2019 when he signed for Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla. Ansah played 45 games for them and scored 15 goals.

In 2019, Hapoel Ra’anana opted for his signing, signing him for three seasons. He also played 45 games and scored 12 goals.

The 26-year-old has made an appearance for Ghana and hopes to be a regular in upcoming assignments.

Meanwhile, former Ghana international Charles Taylor has urged Chelsea striker Callum Hudson-Odoi to focus on his international career with England amid speculation about a possible move to the West African nation.

Born in England to Ghanaian parents, the 20-year-old can choose either nation, despite three senior appearances for the Three Lions.

He recently opened the door to a possible change of allegiance, before holding meetings with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghanaian Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku.

“If Odoi is listening to me I will advise him not to think about playing for the Black Stars. He should continue to play for England even though he is under 100, he should play for them rather than play for the Black Stars. Ghana ends his career, ”said Taylor Angel TV.

Under FIFA’s updated eligibility rules, Hudson-Odoi will be able to switch allegiance to Ghana in November next year if he does not add more appearances to his current three caps for the England.

He is expected to wait until next year in accordance with regulations which require a player with a senior selection of a nation to wait three years from his last international appearance to be able to change associations.


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