We’re half was through this seasons A-League with one-time champions Sydney FC currently propping up Australia’s premier football league.
The sides recent success has been partly down to the impressive performances of 18 year old, Ghanaian born winger Kofi Danning. Banners and flags plastered with “Striker Force Danning”, “Danning 11” and even “Number 11 shirt; Giggs introduced it, Danning mastered it” are regularly waved with vigor at Sydney FC home games. The powers to be at Sydney FC (I honestly did not intend that too rhyme) see Danning as the future of the club, but deep down they must realise that if their prize asset continues to destroy A-League left back the way he’s done this season then it wont be long before Europe comes calling. The young winger is relatively short for his age, but what he lack in height he more than makes up for in sheer strength. A product of the Australian Institute of Sport, Kofi has been built into a human tank during his formative years, this has resulted in him now owning a pair of thigh muscles big enough to cast shadows over small Oceanic islands. Kofi recently represented the Young Socceroo’s at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup where, despite playing in a side comprising of average to poor players, he managed to put in some decent performances in the group stages and will no doubt be in the books of a couple of European scouts.
But after Ghana’s progression into the Semi-finals last night, I wonder if there’s a small part of Kofi that wishes he was donning the white strip of the Black Satellites rather than the yellow of the Young Socceroo’s.