Frank Acheampong Biography

Frank Acheampong

Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium)

Frank Opoku Acheampong was born on 16th October 1993. He is a footballer from Ghana who plays as a winger for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, and the Ghana national team.

Career

Early

He started his career with Ghanaian side, under the direction of Romain Krider his first coach. He was invited for trials by Sheikh Mansour, who owns the English side Manchester City, to his base in Abu Dhabi to be observed by Al-Jazeera, the other club he owns. In 2010. he was on trail for Croatian club NK Osijek but he couldn’t obtain work permit.

Buriram United

In February 2011, he joined Thai League side Buriram United. After his impressive performance in Thai League, Archeampong was invited for a trial with Scottish club Celtic in December of 2012. In January 2013 Acheampong moved to Belgian club R.S.C. Anderlecht on a loan spell until the end of the season 2012–2013.


R.S.C. Anderlecht

On 16 April 2013, Acheampong penned a contract with the Belgian champions R.S.C. Anderlecht for a fee of €1 million. On 28 July, Acheampong made his debut for Anderlecht against KSC Lokeren which he came on in the 70th minute in a 2-3 loss.

In the 4–1 win over KAA Gent, he came on the 69th minute and scored his first goal in Belgium.

International career

In August 2012, Acheampong was asked to join the national team for the international friendly match against China PR in Xi’an. He was featured for the first time in the starting lineup while the game ended 1–1 with China on 15 August. On 17 September Acheampong made his first UEFA Champions League appearance against Benfica which came on from bench in the 46th minute it ended as a victory for benfica.

On 23 September 2012, he was made the captain of the Ghana U-20’s. In a match against Morocco U-20 in 2013 African Youth Championship qualification, he scored twice as the Ghana U-20’s won the match 4–1.[citation needed]

On September 10, 2013 Acheampong scored his first international goal for Ghana against Japan in an friendly match.

Honours

Buriram United

Thai Premier League (1): 2011

Thai FA Cup (2) : 2011, 2012

Thai League Cup (2): 2011, 2012

RSC Anderlecht

Belgian Super Cup (2): 2013, 2014

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Belgian Pro League (1): 2013-14