Ghanaian youngster Emmanuel Essiam holds first training session with FC Basel

Published on: 07 January 2022

Ghanaian youngster Emmanuel Essiam held his first training session with FC Basel on Thursday.

The 18-year-old was put through his paces by his head coach as he step up preparation with his new side.

Essiam joined the FC Basel from Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea on a four-year deal.

He was a member of the Ghana U20 team that won the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations tournament in Mauritania.

"The knowledge of the size and history of the club, the enthusiastic fans, the national and international successes as well as the stories of African players like Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny and Samuel Inkoom, who launched their European careers at FCB, made me feel that Basel would be the perfect step for my development and my career," he said.

"I'm a central midfielder, I run a lot, I like to go into one-on-one fights and I like to play dominant football with my team. With my game overview, I can support the team both in attack and defense. In the game I try to break through the opposing lines with clever passes. I feel honoured and happy to be with FCB!"