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Kwadwo Poku called up to Ghana national team

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Kwadwo Poku received his first international call up to Ghana on Saturday. The Black Stars will face Canada on Tuesday and Poku was a late addition to the squad due to several injuries including one to Swansea City's Andrew Ayew.

The former Georgia Revolution and Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder has 25 appearances and 6 starts for New York City FC. In that time, Poku has tallied an impressive 4 goals and 7 assists in 930 total minutes, including a brace against Columbus Crew back in August.

The 23 year old was featured in the "24 Under 24 List", a list of young, exciting players put out by the MLS each year where he was praised for his passing ability and physical presence.

Poku seized the opportunity to play with Ghana over the United States. Poku stated he was wanting to play for the Yanks in August. This could prove to be a costly blow for Klinsmann's side as they would certainly benefit from a player of his size and technical abilities. Regardless, we wish Kwadwo Poku the best and hopefully has a long and successful career with Ghana.