The 27-year-old has experience in playing for top clubs in Malaysia, Sweden, and Norway.
Gokulam Kerala FC have signed Dennis Antwi Agyare, a Ghanaian forward, for the upcoming I-League season. The 27-year-old has experience in playing for top clubs in Malaysia, Sweden, and Norway.
Born in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the forward started to play at the age of 12 for Ajax Academy in his city. He later went on to play for Accra Hearts of Oak SC, a Ghanaian Premier League club.
In the year 2011, when he was 18 years old, he signed for the Malaysian Super League side, Kelantan FC. That was a breakthrough season for young Antwi, as he won the Malaysian Super League and Malaysian FA Cup with the club. In his debut season in Malaysia, he scored four goals in 10 appearances.
Later he was loaned to another Malaysian club, Perlis FA. In 2013, he returned to Ghana, where he played for International Allies FC. After a highly successful season in his home town, where he scored 10 goals in 12 appearances, he moved to Swedish Division Two club FC Rosengård 1917.
Antwi had yet another superb season at the Swedish club, where he started in 20 matches and scored 10 goals. His next stint was at FK Jerv, a Norwegian first division club. He scored another 10 goals for them before moving to another Norwegian top division team IK Start. He started 29 matches for the club and scored 14 goals.
He later moved to another Norwegian club Asane and also returned back to Sweden to play for Trelleborgs FF, a second division club.
“I am delighted to join Gokulam Kerala FC. The club has a vision and is highly ambitious. I am attracted to their philosophy and when I spoke with their new coach, I felt Gokulam is the most suitable club for me,” Antwi said.
“I want to bring happiness to the fans of Gokulam Kerala FC by helping them to win the title this season. I am eagerly waiting to start training with my teammates in India,” he added.
“Antwi is a player who has got a champion mentality. He has got experience in playing in higher-level leagues in Sweden and Norway. He can be used as a winger, center-forward, and also as a second striker. His main quality is sprint and he is also very powerful. I believe he will be very successful with the club,” said Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese.
“Antwi would be an asset for us in the upcoming I League. We wanted a highly experienced player, and Antwi easily fits the bill. With such quality players, we are aiming at building a champion squad for the upcoming season,” said Gokulam Gopalan, the chairman of Gokulam Kerala FC.