Striker Samuel Obeng wants to use experience from U-23 AFCON to help Real Oviedo

Published on: 02 December 2019

Ghanaian striker Samuel Obeng has shared that he wants to use his experience from the 2019 CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to help his Real Oviedo side reach their targets in the Spanish Segunda Division.

The forward has had a slow start to the season with the Spanish lower division side but impressed when he represented the Black Meteors at the just ended U-23 AFCON which was hosted in Egypt.

Though Ghana failed to clinch qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Obeng who managed to score three goals at the continental tournament says he has returned to Real Oviedo with lots of experience.

According to him, he wants to use all that he learned to aid his team in their quest to finish high up the standings of the Spanish Segunda Division and try challenge for promotion.

“In the African Cup U23, at the group level we have been one step away from the Games. On a personal level, it has been better than I expected”, Obeng told sports COPE Asturias, in an interview in Cafeteria La Paloma restaurant.

He continued, "We have played before 70,000 fans. I was focused on the game. I found out after the amount of people there were. In these situations, I throw forward”.

“It was an extra motivation to know that the people of Oviedo were aware of what I was doing."

"What I had in my mind was to make a dent in the Vetusta call. Last year they had a great team and I still didn't see myself to be an important player in the subsidiary. But Egea got me up. At first, I was nervous but I adapted well. The call for Riazor was very big. Together with the African Cup, it was my most important moment so far.

"Now we are in a difficult situation, but in the face of adversity, we have to claim. I am prepared. I have become a player with more confidence because of how the Cup has been given”.

The Ghanaian has netted one goal in five matches for Real Oviedo and is now hoping he continues his fine goalscoring form for the U-23 AFCON after joining his teammates.