Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg are set to announce drafting in another talent, Prince Obeng Ampem, from the West African Football Academy (WAFA) in Ghana.
“He’s gone to Austria yesterday,” a top WAFA official briefly told Footy-Ghana.com Sunday while refusing to divulge any further information in wait for an official announcement.
However, further probes by Footy-Ghana.com reveal that Ampem is following the part of former WAFA teammates Samuel Tetteh and Majeed Ashimeru to sign a permanent contract with parent club Red Bull Salzburg.
Apmem, who turns 20 later in April, will be loaned out immediately.
It is understood Red Bull already have a loan plan in place for the youngster since December last year when they reached an agreement with Croatian second tier side HNK & GKK Šibenik.
Šibenik’s Sports Affairs Coordinator Ivan Bulat had stated Ampem was to begin training on January 15 but it appears the schedule was delayed.
“He [Prince Obeng Ampem] is a wing attacker from Ghana, born in 1998. Red Bull Salzburg brought him to their academy from Africa, and comes to us and should be our player,” Bulat noted.
Prince Obeng Ampem was instrumental in WAFA’s superb run in the Ghana Premier League which saw them finish second place last season.