Kofi Twumasi at FC Viitorul in Romania

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  1. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Kofi Twumasi is apparently a Ghanaian-born American player at FC Botosani in the top Romanian league.

    He moved to the US when he was 1 year old and grew up in Georgia, where he excelled in high school. He apparently had trials with Man City and in Portugal. He seems to have given up his senior year in high school to play for FC Botosani.

    http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/news/2013/jun/08/boys-soccer-player-of-the-year-berkmars-kofi/
    http://www.fcbotosani.ro/echipa/lot/player/5-liga-1/1-fc-botosani/109-twumasi-kofi
    http://www.fcbotosani.ro/echipa/lot
    http://www.fcbotosani.ro/club/stiri/847-fc-botoani-a-prezentat-noile-achiziii
     
  2. Testudo

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    Jan 29, 1999
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  3. Midas Mulligan

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    Jul 24, 2013
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    Looks very strong, both physically and skills-wise. He's playing CB in the video it appears. Either that, or I've just derailed my shot at finding a position that pays me to scout via YouTube.
     
  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Nice find. Club pic:

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  5. sidefootsitter

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    Oct 14, 2004
    Botosani is 17th out of 18 teams in the Romanian league.

    OK, they only played one match but they're not trending well.
     
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  6. Gorky

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    Jul 28, 2006
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    United States
    They finished 8th out of 18 last season.
     
  7. Gorky

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    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Now they played 2 matches and lost both. They are 16th with a -6 goal difference.

    No Twumasi in the squad so far.
     
  8. Gorky

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    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    United States
    I did a Google news search on Kofi Twumasi since he hasn't played for Botosani yet. He showed up in the reserve squad of an intersquad scrimmage of Concordia, which I am guessing is CS Concordia Chiajna (another Romanian team). Not sure if he is on loan there. There was also a Kwadwo Twumasi on their roster (brother?).

    http://www.prosport.ro/fotbal-inter...-chiajnei-a-batut-echipa-mare-cu-2-1-13779424
    http://www.csconcordia.ro/acasa/901...ul-amical-din-2015-1-2-cu-echipa-satelit.html

    Interestingly, I also found that a certain American named Joe Efford was also on trial with FC Botosani last year.

    http://www.prosport.ro/fotbal-inter...oinac-aproape-si-el-de-trupa-moldava-12800136
     
  9. Testudo

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  10. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    Kofi Twumasi is playing regularly for FC Viitorul in the top tier in Romania (Liga 1) I still can't find where his older brother Kwadwo is playing
     
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  11. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    Joe Efford now plays for Ergotelis in Greece
     
  12. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016
    Wow. That's pretty good actually. How many appearances this season. I believe Vitorul just beat league leaders Cluj. He seems like an interesting prospect.
     
  13. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    Kofi went 90 today as FC Viitorul won 2 - 4 at CSM Scolar Resita in the Romania Cup advancing to the round of 8
     
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  14. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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    United States
    Looks like that was his second appearance. He was a sub in the previous league game.

    Also, Soccerway says that their coach is Gheorghe Hagi.

    http://us.soccerway.com/players/kofi-twumasi/517979/

    By the way, I believe this merits a promotion to the main forum (and a title change: Kofi Twumasi as FC Viitorul in Romania) @bungadiri
     
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  15. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    We don't know anything about his citizenship status right? He may not even be US eligible
     
  16. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Hard to imagine he's not a US citizen. Who'd live in a country for 16 years from age one and not get naturalized?
     
  17. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
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    Hagi has good job security. He's also the club's owner.
     
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  18. Balerion

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    Aug 5, 2006
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  19. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    On the bench today in a Romanian Cup match at Botosani
     
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  20. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
    Ramon Nunez.
     
  21. DC_Dave

    DC_Dave Member+

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    May 16, 2017
    Played the final 30 minutes in a friendly at Galatasaray in Turkey - Viitorul fall 2 - 0
     
  22. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    Kofi's first "sighting" of the (2nd) season as he made the bench for Viitorul as they won 1 - 0 over Poli Iasi in Romania's Liga 1 (Championship Group) and move up to 3rd place (on GD)

    Next up a visit to mighty Cluj - who are the leaders of the table

    First 3 teams get Euro play next season #1 Champs. League, 2 & 3 Europa
     
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  23. Balerion

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    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
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    United States
    Twumasi has gone out on loan to Universitatea Cluj in the Romanian Liga II for the season.
     
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  24. BostonRed

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  25. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    He's started 3 games for U. Cluj and played 252 minutes according to Soccerway.
     
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