World Cup 2022: Profile of Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

Published on: 14 November 2022

Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, a midfielder for SC Freiburg has been included in Ghana's final squad for the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.

Qatar will host the World Cup from November 20 until December 18, 2022. After the tournament in South Korea and Japan in 2002, this will be the second World Cup completely hosted in Asia and the first World Cup to ever be held in the Arab world.

Furthermore, the tournament is planned to be the last with a 32-team field; for the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026, the field is planned to grow to 48 teams.

Kyereh was born in Ghana to a German mother and a Ghanaian father and relocated to Germany when he was one year old.

The 26-year-old began his football career with Eintracht Braunschweig from 2008 to 2012, VfL Wolfsburg from 2012 to 2014, and Hanover-based TSV Havelse from 2014 to 2015.

Kyereh signed a contract with Wehen Wiesbaden of the 3. Liga on June 6, 2018. With a goal in a 3-1 relegation match against Ingolstadt in May 2019, he helped Wehen earn promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. Kyereh was released on June 30, 2020, following the club's relegation in the 2019-20 season.

Kyereh signed a three-year contract with FC St. Pauli in July 2020. In his first game of the 2020 season, he scored two late goals to earn a point.

Kyereh joined SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on June 27, 2022. He is 179cm tall and prefers to play with his right foot. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh is also good at taking direct free kicks.

This season he has made 16 appearances, scored three goals, and assisted one in all competitions for SC Freiburg.

According to Transfermarkt, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh's current market value is eight million euros. On September 3, 2021, he made his debut for the Ghana national team in a 1-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Ethiopia.

He has made 14 appearances for the senior national team the Black Stars.