Forge Adds Former Bundesliga Winger Nana Opoku Ampomah
The reigning Canadian Premier League champions have announced the arrival of Ghanaian forward Nana Opoku Ampomah, who arrives to the hammer on a multi-year deal.
The 28-year-old spent the last three seasons with German club Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he tallied 18 first team appearances – including 12 in the country’s top flight – while also featuring for Dusseldorf’s reserves.
In 2021, the club loaned him to Belgian side Royal Antwerp, where Ampomah was a regular through 24 appearances, seven of which came in the Europa League. However, he views his time on Antwerp with regret, having been unable to establish himself back in Germany afterwards.
Still, the Ghanaian forward – who has also represented Ghana no less than four times – has quite a high playing pedigree for the CPL, and certainly comes in with a high ceiling.
“We are excited to have a player as experienced as Nana join the club,” said Forge boss Bobby Smyrniotis. “He is an explosive attacker who has played and contributed across Europe’s top leagues and competitions.”
“His presence on the pitch and ability to generate offence adds a unique dimension to our attack that will surely make an immediate impact.”
Before signing his three-year deal in Dusseldorf, the Ghanaian international spent four seasons in Belgium with Waasland-Beveren, tallying 88 appearances, 19 goals, and 11 assists. Prior to that, he developed with the his native FC Brabo Bravo and Belgium’s KV Mechelen’s U-21 team.
With Nana Opoku Ampomah having been without a club since last July, he’ll be keen to get back into the swing of things and reignite a career that had once seem him peak as a Bundesliga prospect.
He becomes the second new Forge FC signing of the offseason, coming in just one day after the return of two-time CPL champion Elimane Cisse.
Forge did not disclose the length or structure of Ampomah’s multi-year deal.