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Mathew Amoah Ghana

Amoah moved at the age of 16 to the Netherlands where he linked with Vitesse Arnhem, spending eight seasons at the provincial club. His early departure from his homeland has led to an almost anonymous profile there because he never played any top level club football in Ghana, although in Amoah’s home town of Tema his achievements in Europe have not gone unnoticed. With three brothers, Amoah learned his craft on the streets of the Ghanaian town and at the age of 15, he was spotted by scouts from the Dutch club while playing in an international youth tournament for his club Great Ambassadors.

Club career After Amoah moved Vitesse. He did not play regularly. so in other to get regular playing action, Amoah needed a loan spell at Fortuna Sittard to find his feet in Dutch football before going back at Arnhem where coach Ronald Koeman gave him a chance. And the move paid off as the club’s supporters named him their best player after the 2002/03 season, in which he scored 15 goals for the club and also competed in European club competition. Amoah played his heart out at Vitesse where he developed into a good striker. It was his great performances at Vitesse which gained him a call up to his homeland Ghanas national team. In Vitesse he scored 62 goals in 174 appearances for the club.

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