George Owu

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George Owu
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Sekondi Hasaacas
2002–2004 Asante Kotoko
2005–2007 Ashanti Gold
2007–2010 Al-Masry
2010–2013 Ebusua Dwarfs
2013–2016 Sekondi Hasaacas
2017–2018 Ashanti Gold 25 (0)
National team
2004 Ghana U-23 3 (0)
2003–2009 Ghana 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Owu (born 7 July 1982) is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Owu was born in Accra.[1] He signed for Egyptian Premier League side Al-Masry. He moved from Ashanti Gold.[2] His performances earned him a trial with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur[3] but was not offered a contract.[4]

He returned to his homeland Ghana and signed for Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs in October 2010.[5] In December 2012, it was confirmed that Owu rejoined his first professional club Sekondi Hasaacas on a one-year deal.[6]

He helped Ashanti Gold avoid relegation in the 2017 season.[7]

International career[edit]

Owu was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished in third place in group B.[8] He played his first game for the Ghana national team on 19 November 2003[9] and was the second goalkeeper at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt 2006.[10]

With both Sammy Adjei and Philemon McCarthy injured, Owu played in a qualification match for the 2006 FIFA World Cup against South Africa. He kept a clean sheet helping Ghana secure a 2–0 away win.[7] He was also the second goalkeeper for the Germany.[11] He was the goalkeeper for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Ghana.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b George Owu at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ BBC SPORT - Football - My Club - Ashantigold on www.news.bbc.co.uk
  3. ^ Dornu-Leiku, Prince (9 February 2020). "Impressive George Owu wins Tottenham hearts". Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  4. ^ "FINISHED: Egypt's El Masry Goalie George Owu Joins Ghana's AshantiGold". Goal.com.
  5. ^ "SPECIAL REPORT – SCORERS AND PLAYER INFORMATION – GLO PREMIER LEAGUE IN GHANA (PART TWO)". 31 October 2010.
  6. ^ "George Owu signs one year deal with Sekondi Hasaacas". Edmund Okai Gyimah. Goal.com. 6 December 2012.
  7. ^ a b Ansah Doe, Owusu (12 April 2018). "FEATURE: Cult hero George Owu proves that age is just a number". ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  8. ^ Ghana, Teilnehmerland der Fussball WM 06 on www.kinderkulturkarawane.de
  9. ^ 7 July- Ghanaian international keeper George Owu[permanent dead link], soccerlastic.com
  10. ^ Ghana names 23-man squad on www.ghanafa.com
  11. ^ Profile & Stats on www.de.fifa.com
  12. ^ Owu earns late Stars call-up Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine on www.ghanamma.com

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