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‘Good old’ George Owu eyes four more years at the top

Ghana Premier League old hand, George Owu says he is not retiring just yet.

Born July 1982, the goalkeeper insists he can defy the odds by continuing to compete at the top level for the next four years.

“Now, I’m age is 35 years and I’m hoping to go three or four more years with my career before I call it quits.

“You know goalkeeping is different from being an outfield player. We [goalkeepers] tend to play for longer years than maybe a defender or any other person in the positions up-field,” Owu, who recently completed a Premier League survival mission at AshantiGold told Takoradi-based Radio Silver on Tuesday.

George Owu started his stint in the topflight at Sekondi Hasaacas during the 2000/01 campaign.

Just after a season, big boys Asante Kotoko came calling and went on to feature for the Porcupine Warriors till 2004.

In 2015, the former Ghana U-23 first-choice made a switch to regional rivals AshantiGold but was sold to Egypt Premier League side El-Masry where he also featured for three seasons.

Having missed a place in Ghana’s squad to the 2010 World Cup, Owu staged a return to the domestic scene by signing for Ebusua Dwarfs that year.

In 3012, Owu re-signed for his first professional club, Sekondi Hasaacas who got relegated two seasons later. Just this past season, he helped AshantiGold to overcome relegation scare.

 

By Stephen Kwame Yeboah

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