Charles Owusu: Asante Kotoko left back destined for greater height after shining against Berekum Chelsea

Asante Kotoko left-back Charles Owusu is destined to reach higher height in his football carrier after showing glimpses in win over Berekum Chelsea.

Asante Kotoko came from a goal down to beat Berekum Chelsea in restart of the Ghana Premier League from World Cup break. Emmanuel Sarpong gave the visitors the lead but Simba SC target Eric Serge Zeze levelled matters before Steven Mukwala’s second half header sealed the 2-1 victory for Seydou Zerbo’s side in Kumasi Wednesday.

Surprisingly, Charles Owusu got the nod in left-back position ahead of John Tedeku who has been regularly throughout the season and Patrick Asmah with Owusu not just shining but being one of the best players in the Matchday 9 clash at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Charles Owusu made his full start of the season and will be proving a challenge for John Tedeku who has make remarkable impression at his position to send Owusu back to the bench.

His crosses were great and Mukwala nearly latched onto one in the first half as the Ugandan did well to divert it over the cross bar.

His timing and game reading abilities looks like a 10-year experienced left-back but his corner deliveries were very poor. With his age, 25, he can only grow and improve on that.

His calmness and building from the back make him already a star where some of his teammates were under pressure playing long balls into empty spaces in yesterday’s victory.

Charles Owusu joined Asante Kotoko at the start of last season from lower side BA United. One of the areas that could have hindered his progress to top level is his physique but he has have the height, muscles and strength to develop into a better and modern left-back.

He has missed out on Black Galaxies call-up to January’s African Nations Championship in Morocco but he is expected to make cut into the team later.

Given the level he has shown against Berekum Chelsea, Charles Owusu could move outside the Ghana Premier League for a greener pastures in some few years to come.

His style of play will best suit Al Ahly, Esperance de Tunis and ES Setif. He could also move to Europe which doesn’t happen for an ordinary player as he needs to keep on the hard work.

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